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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


  • 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


  • 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.

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

  • Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972

  • Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs, 7CFR-15,

  • USDA DR 4330-2, Nondiscrimination in Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance -'usda%20dr%2043302’

  • The ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1967 or 1975, 42 USC 601 et.seq.

How do we carry out our responsibilities
How do Receiving Federal Financial Assistance -we carry out our responsibilities?

Civil rights file
Civil Rights File Receiving Federal Financial Assistance -

  • 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

  • University of Missouri Cooperative Extension Affirmative Action Plan

  • University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Strategic Plan for Diversity

  • Civil Rights Internal Compliance Reviews

Internal Civil Rights Compliance Review By AA Director Action Plan

  • Review of CPD Civil Rights Responsibilities

  • Review of Civil Rights Files

  • RD Onsite Visit Report

  • Accurate Reporting

  • Statewide Programming Summary

  • AAEEO ADA Update

  • Fragrance Free, Training, Inclusive Workplace 2012

Onsite visit by rd
Onsite Visit by RD Action Plan

  • Signage

  • AA Plans

  • AA Reports

  • Processes for Capturing Demographics

  • All Reasonable Efforts

Upon which requirements should you focus
Upon which requirements Action Plan should you focus?

Public notification requirements
Public Notification Requirements Action Plan

  • “And Justice for All” Poster

  • Newsletters

  • News Releases

  • Program Brochures

  • Correspondence

    • non-discrimination clause

    • stereotyping/discrimination in illustrations

  • Mailing Lists

Approved non discrimination statement
Approved Action Plan Non-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

Program discrimination complaint information
Program Discrimination Action Plan 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


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

Washington, DC 20250-9410

Reasonable accommodation
Reasonable Accommodation Action Plan

  • 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 Action Plan

  • Alejandra Gudino

Limited english proficiency plan
Limited English Proficiency Plan Action 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 Action Plan

Your protections
Your Protections Action Plan

Filing an eeo complaint
Filing an EEO Complaint Action Plan

  • 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 Action Plan

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


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 Action Plan

Resources Action Plan

  • 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 Action Plan

  • Sexual Harassment Training

  • Prevention of Employment Discrimination

  • UM Learn Site

  • eXtension Professional Development

  • ISE

    • Fragrance Free Environments

    • Inclusive Workplace

Civility campaign
Civility Campaign Action Plan

  • 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 GoogleYou 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 GoogleYou 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? Google

Your turn
Your Turn Google

  • 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?