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Equal Opportunity

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability.

The ADA extends civil rights protections for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunication services.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in employment and education and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities.

Contact for Employment Discrimination Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Those individuals having questions, concerns or complaints about VCE's policies or practices related to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action should contact:

Mary Christian
Director, Human Resources
105B Hutcheson Hall (0437)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-7271
mary.christian@vt.edu

Contact for Program Discrimination and Accessibility Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Those individuals having a question, concern or complaint about VCE's policies or practices related to discrimination or accessibility to programs and services should contact:

Joseph Hunnings
Director, Civil Rights Compliance
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
117 Hutcheson Hall (0437)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-9409
hunnings@vt.edu

Alternatively, the USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, through the Office of Adjudication, investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA, including Cooperative Extension programs.

To file a program discrimination complaint, write a letter to:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

For specific information about what to include in your complaint letter, refer to this website: 
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_program.html