In accordance with 29 CFR 38.9 (g)(3), Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals seeking access to information about WIOA programs offered through the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board (FVWDB) and its American Job Center partners, will receive language assistance in all communications of vital information.
Vital information is defined as information, whether written, oral or electronic, that is necessary for an individual to understand how to obtain any aid, benefit, service and/or training; necessary for an individual to obtain any aid, benefit, service and/or training; or required by law.
An interpreter, as well as the availability of free language assistance such as rulebooks; written tests that do not access English language competency, but rather assess competency for a particular license, job or skill for which English proficiency is not required; and letters or notices that require a response from the beneficiary or applicant, participant or employee will be provided to all LEP individuals at no cost to the individual.
WIOA Title I-financially assisted programs or activities or offerings provided by the FVWDB are supported with federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The FVWDB and its partners are equal opportunity employers/programs.
IMPORTANT! There are documents that contain important information about WIOA training services; how to apply for training services; and your rights, responsibilities and/or benefits. It is critical that you understand the information in these documents. You can receive telephone translation assistance of all documents at no cost to you by calling (920) 594-3655.
¡IMPORTANTE! Hay documentos que contienen información importante acerca de los servicios de capacitación de WIOA, cómo solicitar servicios de capacitación, sus derechos, responsabilidades y / o beneficios. Es fundamental que entienda la información de estos documentos. Usted puede recibir asistencia de traducción telefónica de todos los documentos por calling (920) 594-3655 sin costo alguno para usted.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact your WIOA Title I Career Planner or the FVWDB office for such requests.
Wisconsin Relay (7-1-1)
Wisconsin Relay is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. The service is available by dialing 7-1-1 or by calling TTY 1-800-947-3529. For more information, visit www.wisconsinrelay.com.
Equal Opportunity Is the Law
It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following basis:
Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and Against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. Recipients, as program providers, must not discriminate in any of the following areas: Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program activity.
What to do if you believe you have experienced discrimination:
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with the recipient’s Local Equal Opportunity Officer:
Susana Vázquez García, MS
Equal Opportunity Officer
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Division of Employment and Training
201 E. Washington Avenue, Room E-100
P.O. Box 7972
Madison, WI 53707-7972
TTY access via WI Relay: 711
E-mail: [email protected]
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
or electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc
If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner) before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above).
If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient).
If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.
FVWDB Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Effective Date: May 19, 2016
It is the policy of Fox Valley Workforce Development Board to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services, and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.
No otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from employment, be denied the benefits of employment or otherwise be subject to discrimination in employment in any manner on the basis of age (over 40), race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, arrest record, conviction record, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or childbirth, military participation, genetic testing, submitting to honesty testing, or use or nonuse of lawful products off the employers premises during non-working hours. Employees may not be harassed in the workplace based on their protected status nor retaliated against for filing a complaint, for assisting with a complaint, or for opposing discrimination in the workplace.
All employees are expected to support goals and programmatic activities relating to nondiscrimination in employment.
No otherwise qualified applicant for service or program participant shall be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any manner on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs or disability. No employee or other person shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured under one of the applicable civil rights laws, or because they have made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under one of the applicable civil rights laws. Program access for persons with disabilities is covered in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. Political belief or affiliation is protected under the Food Stamp Act of 1997 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This policy covers eligibility for access to service delivery, and to treatment in all of the programs, services and activities. All employees are expected to support the goals and programmatic activities relating to nondiscrimination in service delivery.
The Federal Health Care Provider Conscience Protection Laws prohibit recipients of certain federal financial assistance from discrimination against health care providers because of the providers refusal or willingness to participate in sterilization procedures or abortions contrary to or consistent with the provider’s religious beliefs or moral convictions. This protection applies to both employment and service delivery.
The responsibility to assist us in complying with all applicable equal opportunity rules, regulations and guidelines is assigned to Anthony E. Snyder, Phone: (920) 594-3655, as the Equal Opportunity Coordinator.
The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need assistance with this information, please dial 7-1-1 for Wisconsin Relay Service or at 800-947-3529. At no cost, you may request information in an alternate format, including language assistance or translation information to your preferred language by contacting us at 920-594-3655.