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MU Extension Civil Rights Training for FNEP. August 29, 2012. Extension’s Commitment to Diversity. Vision

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Mu extension civil rights training for fnep

MU Extension Civil Rights Training for FNEP

August 29, 2012


Extension s commitment to diversity

Extension’s Commitment to Diversity

Vision

  • It is the vision of University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension that everyone has access to, and participates in, an educational system where all people can achieve their full potential.


Extension s commitment to diversity1

Extension’s Commitment to Diversity

Mission

  • It is the mission of MU Extension and LU Cooperative Extension, working in partnership with the people in Missouri, to provide relevant, responsive, and reliable programs to all.


Mu extension civil rights training for fnep

Through diversity efforts,

MU Extension seeks to:

  • Increase Workforce Diversity

  • Improve Workplace Climate

  • Ensure Relevant Programs

  • Expand Audiences

  • Provide Professional Development

  • Offer Recognition and Awards

  • Ensure Compliance


Some key civil rights laws that guide our behavior

Some Key Civil Rights Laws that Guide Our Behavior

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/print_friendly.php?flash=true&page=transcript&doc=97&title=Transcript+of+Civil+Rights+Act+%281964%29

  • Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm

  • Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs, 7CFR-15, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2001-title7-vol1/content-detail.html


Mu extension civil rights training for fnep

  • USDA DR 4330-2, Nondiscrimination in Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance -http://www.usda.gov/da/4330-2.pdf#search='usda%20dr%2043302’

  • The ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/q%26aeng02.htm

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1967 or 1975, 42 USC 601 et.seq. http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm


How do we carry out our responsibilities

How do we carry out our responsibilities?


Civil rights file

Civil Rights File

  • Civil Rights Checklist

  • Civil Rights Laws

  • Employee and Council Information

  • Sample Brochures

  • Affirmative Action Plans and Reports

  • List of EEO Counselors

  • LEP Plan

  • ADA Accessibility Review


Mu extension civil rights training for fnep

  • University of Missouri Cooperative Extension Affirmative Action Plan http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/documents/EEO/Affirmative%20Employment%20Plan%20Revised%201-2005.pdf

  • University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Strategic Plan for Diversity http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/documents/EEO/DivStrategicPlan2010.pdf

  • Civil Rights Internal Compliance Reviews http://extension.missouri.edu/webapps


Mu extension civil rights training for fnep

Internal Civil Rights Compliance Review By AA Director

  • Review of CPD Civil Rights Responsibilities

  • Review of Civil Rights Files

  • RD Onsite Visit Report http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/documents/EEO/RDICRForm.pdf

  • Accurate Reporting

  • Statewide Programming Summary http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/documents/EEO/ExtensionFY11Contacts.pdf

  • AAEEO ADA Update

  • Fragrance Free, Training, Inclusive Workplace2012


Onsite visit by rd

Onsite Visit by RD

  • Signage

  • AA Plans

  • AA Reports

  • Processes for Capturing Demographics

  • All Reasonable Efforts


Upon which requirements should you focus

Upon which requirements should you focus?


Public notification requirements

Public Notification Requirements

  • “And Justice for All” Poster

  • Newsletters

  • News Releases

  • Program Brochures

  • Correspondence

    • non-discrimination clause

    • stereotyping/discrimination in illustrations

  • Mailing Lists


Approved non discrimination statement

ApprovedNon-Discrimination Statement

University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

An equal opportunity/ADA institution

http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/EEO/index.html


Program discrimination complaint information

Program Discrimination Complaint Information

To file a program complaint you may contact any of the following:

University of Missouri

– MU Extension AA/EEO Office, 109 F. Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

– MU Human Resources Office, 1095 Virginia Avenue, Room 101, Columbia, MO 65211

USDA

– Office of Civil Rights, Director, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave., SW,

Washington, DC 20250-9410


Program requirements

Program Requirements


Reasonable accommodation

Reasonable Accommodation

  • Large Font

  • Accessible Location

  • Interpreter

  • Listening Devices

  • Bilingual Staff

  • Mass Media

  • Personal Letters and Circulars

  • Personal Visits

  • Individualized Approaches

  • Translations


Reaching out to diverse audiences

Reaching Out to Diverse Audiences

  • Alejandra Gudino


Limited english proficiency plan

Limited English Proficiency Plan

Each Region has developed a plan to ensure that those with limited English proficiency have access to Extension programs. Must consider:

  • Number and proportion of LEP persons

  • Frequency of contact

  • Nature and importance of program

  • Available resources and costs


Affirmative action planning demographic information

Affirmative Action Planning & Demographic Information

http://extension.missouri.edu/webapps


Statewide program reach

Statewide Program “Reach”


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Statewide Program “Reach”


Statewide program reach2

Statewide Program “Reach”


Your protections

Your Protections


Filing an eeo complaint

Filing an EEO Complaint

  • Regional EEO Counselors

  • MU Extension

    • AA/EEO Office, 109 F. Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

    • MU Equity Office, S303 Memorial Union, Columbia, MO 65211

  • USDA

    • Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410


Eeo counselors

EEO Counselors

Deborah Whiston

Human Environmental Sciences Specialist

Kahoka, MO 63445

Don Miller

Human Development Specialist

St. Joseph, MO 64507

Dennis Minzes

Community Development Specialist

Blue Springs, MO 64015

Julianne Royse

FNP/EFNEP

CM Regional Coordinator

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Jody Squires

Urban Youth Specialist

St. Louis, MO 63108

Georgia Stuart-Simmons

Community Development Specialist

Warrensburg, MO 64093

Julie Middleton

AA/EEO Officer and

Director of Organizational Development

Columbia, MO 65203

Palma Crass

4-H Youth Specialist

Greenville, MO 63944

Angela Fletcher

Human Development Specialist

Ava, MO 65608

Sharen Hunt

4-H Youth Specialist

Platte City, MO 64079

Kathryn Macomber

Business Specialist

Lamar, MO 64759


Mu equity office

MU Equity Office

http://equity.missouri.edu/


Resources

Resources

  • EAP Program

  • Center for Dispute Resolution

  • Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative

  • MU HR Office

  • LGBT Program

  • Office of Disability Services

  • Coordinator of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities


Professional development

Professional Development

  • Sexual Harassment Training

  • Prevention of Employment Discrimination

  • UM Learn Site

  • eXtension Professional Development

  • ISE

    • Fragrance Free Environments

    • Inclusive Workplace


Civility campaign

Civility Campaign

  • Show Me Respect: Promoting Civility at the University of Missouri


Life is a relational experience civility in the age of google

Life Is a Relational Experience: Civility in the Age of Google

P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, will speak on the topic of civility in the age of Google. Books will be available for purchase.

7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012Jesse Wrench AuditoriumMemorial Union (South)

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.


What can you do

What Can You Do?

  • Take time at your program retreat to talk about the ways incivility affects faculty or staff

  • Encourage recognition of civility:

    Thank a Tiger or give high-fives when you see random acts of kindness.

  • Have a dedicated “Civility Moment” at your regular meetings.


What can you do1

What Can You Do?

  • Form a task force to develop plans for your unit’s civility efforts.

  • Learn how to intervene when you see instances of bullying or harassment.

  • Check out the “Show Me Respect” website to see what other people are doing.

  • Other ideas?


Questions

Questions?


Your turn

Your Turn

  • How can we increase workforce diversity?

  • How might we improve the workforce climate?

  • What ideas do you have for expanding the civility campaign in your program unit?

  • What Professional development would you like to have offered?


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