NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Greensboro will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City of Greensboro’s services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The City of Greensboro does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communication: The City of Greensboro will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Greensboro’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Greensboro will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City of Greensboro programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City of Greensboro offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City of Greensboro program, service, or activity, should contact Larry Postell, City Manager at 706 453-7967 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of Greensboro to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a City of Greensboro program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Larry Postell at 212 North Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. He can be reached at 706-453-7967. Formal grievance procedures can be found below this notice.
The City of Greensboro will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Greensboro. The City of Greensboro’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability 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:
212 North Main Street
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Mr. Postell or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Mr. Postell or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City of Greensboro and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Mr. Postell or his 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 City of Greensboro City Council.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the City Council will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Council 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 Mr. Postell or his designee, appeals to the City Council, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the City of Greensboro for at least three years.
This notification will be displayed on the City of Greensboro official website, and also on the bulletin board in City Hall.