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An introduction to civil rights

An Introduction to Civil Rights

Lori Osborn


What to expect

What to Expect

  • Background

  • Laws

  • Key Terms

  • Civil Rights Files

  • How to use the Information

  • Tips

  • The Coaches’ Role

  • Contacts


Background

Background

  • Land Grant University

  • Federal Partner

  • Agreement to adhere to civil rights laws

  • Everyone’s responsibility

  • State civil rights review

  • Federal civil rights review


An introduction to civil rights

Laws

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • Title VI – programming

    • Title VII – employment

  • Education Amendments of 1972

    • Title IX – gender

  • American’s with Disabilities Act

    • Title I – programming

    • Title II – employment


Key terms

Key Terms

  • All-reasonable efforts

  • Public notification plan

  • Parity


Civil rights files

Civil Rights Files

  • File system

    • Administrative Rules and Regulations

    • Agriculture

    • Community and Economic Development

    • 4-H

    • Home Economics

    • EEO

  • What needs to go in there?


How to use the information

How to Use the Information

  • Determine county demographics

  • Determine how and where you distribute Extension information

  • Determine who attends programs

  • Determine who DOES NOT attend programs


An introduction to civil rights

Tips

  • “To be filed in civil rights”

  • Code and summarize

    • Attendance sheet

    • Advisory board membership list

    • Mailing lists

  • Use ADA statements and Affirmative Action Clause

  • Make part of working files

  • Ask questions if unsure

  • Learn the file guide system

  • Discuss civil right efforts in staff meetings

  • Participate in civil rights training session

  • Familiarize yourself with the state/county civil rights POW

  • Familiarize yourself with the civil rights Web site:

    cahe.nmsu.edu/civilrights


Coaches role

Coaches’ Role

  • Review file guide with new agents

  • Review civil rights Web site with new agents

  • Discuss tips on how to keep up with civil rights files

  • Discuss tips on how to coach staff on civil rights


Contacts

Contacts

Lori OsbornUSDA Director

Civil rights specialist Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W

505-646-5096Whitten Building

[email protected] and Independence Ave., SW

Washington, DC 20250-9410

Marilyn Pike-Novak 202-720-5964

HR specialist (ADA request)

505-646-1119

[email protected]

Gerard Nevarez

Director of Institutional Equity (Employment issues)

505-646-3635

[email protected]


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