Grievance Procedure under
Title VI Non-Discrimination Act

 Noble County, Indiana

 

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of Title VI.  It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap, income status, gender identity, or sexual orientation in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Noble County.  The Noble County Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of discrimination. 

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem.  Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:                                               

Title VI Coordinator Jackie Knafel
101 N. Orange Street
Albion, IN  46701

Phone: 260-636-2658
Fax:     260-636-4001

E-mail: jknafel@nobleco.org

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Jackie Knafel or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Jackie Knafel or her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape.  The response will explain the position of the Noble County and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by Jackie Knafel or her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Noble County Commissioners or their designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Noble County Commissioners or their designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Noble County Commissioners or their designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by Jackie Knafel or her designee, appeals to the Noble County Commissioners or their designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by Noble County for at least three years.

Title VI Plan - Noble County (01-17-17)

Title VI Policy - Noble County Resolution (2016)

Title VI Assurances - Noble County