Statement of Nondiscrimination

Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation has filed with the Federal Government a Compliance Assurance in which it assures the Rural Utility Service that it will comply fully with all requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, all requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and all requirements of the age Discrimination Act of 1974, as amended, all requirements of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, or solely by reason of such person’s disability or on the basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to the discrimination in the conduct of its program or the operation of its facilities. Under this Assurance, this organization is committed not to discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color or national origin, solely by reason such person’s disability, or on the basis of age, sex, creed, handicap veteran or disabled veteran, in its policies and practices relating to applications for service or any other policies and practices relating to the treatment of beneficiaries and participants including employment, rates, conditions and extension of service, admission or access to or use of any of its facilities attendance at and participation in any rights of such beneficiaries and participants in the conduct and operation of this organization. Tri-State EMC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The person in this organization responsible for coordinating the nondiscrimination compliance efforts of this organization is Stacy Chastain, Manager.

Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels subjected by this organization to discrimination prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, by the Age Discrimination Act or by the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture may personally or through a representative, file with the office of the Secretary, U.S Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250; the Office of the Administrator, Washington, DC 20250; the Office of Advocacy and Enterprise, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250; or this organization, or all, a written complaint. Such complaint must be filed not later than 180 days after the alleged discrimination, or be such later date of the Secretary of Agriculture of the Administrator of the Rural Utility Service extends the time for filing. Identity of complaints will be kept confidential except of the extent necessary to carry out the purpose of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint

and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:  (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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