As a recipient of federal transportation funds, MORPC agrees to follow US Department of Transportation requirements in regards to Title VI and civil rights. These requirements are outlined in the two “assurance” documents signed by the Chair of MORPC.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC 2000):
“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, . . . be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (US Department of Justice)
Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI
- The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with MORPC.
- For more information on MORPC’s non-discrimination policies and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Shawn Hufstedler at 614-233-4136 or 800-866-6772, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is on the front page at www.morpc.org.
- A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, or other federal agency, as applicable. The MORPC website location (above) provides information from various federal agencies.
- If information is needed in another language, contact Shawn Hufstedler at 614-233-4136.
MORPC’s Non-discrimination Policies
As recipients of federal funds, the MORPC and their contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors, and consultants must:
- Ensure non-discrimination in all of their programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally-funded or not. The factors prohibited from consideration as a basis for discriminatory action or inaction include race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.
- Provide Equal Employment Opportunity by not discriminating in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
- Provide enhanced opportunities or remedial actions to persons, organizations, and institutions that have been historically subjected to discrimination through Affirmative Action programs.
For more information, please see the Assurance Documents signed by the Chair of MORPC.