Title VI Program

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”  (42 U.S.C. Sec 2000d)  

Who is protected by departmental policy and state and federal law?
♦ Job Applicants ♦ Employees ♦ Vendors ♦ Contractors ♦ Public

What is protected by departmental policy and state and federal law?
♦ Accessibility ♦ All Terms, Conditions and Privileges of Employment ♦ Compensation ♦ Discipline ♦ Harassment Free Work Environment (Including Sexual Harassment)♦ Hiring ♦ Programs, Activities, Services and Benefits♦ Promotions ♦ Recruitment

The County of Humboldt established the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission in 1965.  It’s purpose is to eradicate discrimination in the County and specifically in the cases of employment, public services and housing.  The scope of the Commission has been expanded to include discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, civic interest, or other factors.

It is the responsibility of the Human Rights Commission to investigate complaints of human rights violations, and to report on the state of human rights in the Humboldt County on an annual basis.  The Human Rights Commission meets monthly.  Please visit their website to find out more about the Commission.  HumCo Human Rights Commission

Any person who believes he/she has been subjected to discrimination in the delivery of or access to public services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint with the Humboldt County Department of Public Works.  PWRKS Title VI Complaint. In addition to the Department of Public Works complaint process, an individual may file a Title VI complaint with Federal and State officials.  In order to learn more about your Title VI rights please click on the following links:   Caltrans Title VI Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights.  Caltrans Title VI Program  and the Federal Highways Office of Civil Rights  Fed Hwy Office of Civil Rights.