Non-Discrimination Statement, Limited English Proficiency, ADA/ADAAA

Non-Discrimination Statement          

In accordance with Federal Law and U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, the Vermont Meat Inspection Section is prohibited from discrimination in its programs and services on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, political beliefs, age, disability, national origin, limited English proficiency, and where applicable,  marital status, familial status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

The Agency is in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.
If you have questions concerning the ADA, or if you require alternative means for communication or program information (Alternate language, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact the Vermont Meat Inspection Program at (802-828-2426 (voice), or via the state telecommunications relay number at:
711                                   (800)253-0191 (TTY)     
(800)253-0195 (V)          (877)253-5424 (STS Spanish)

Limited English Proficiency

If a person is in need of interpretation services, please contact the Vermont Meat Inspection Program (802-828-2426 (voice)), or via the state telecommunications relay number at:
711                                   (800)253-0191 (TTY)     
(800)253-0195 (V)          (877)253-5424 (STS Spanish)
 
The following plan will assist both the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Inspection Service and its recipients in ensuring meaningful access to all programs, service, activities, and benefits to the Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations, communities and groups within Vermont. Meaningful access is considered on the basis of four factors: (1) the number and proportion of LEP persons served or encountered in the eligible service population; (2) the frequency with which LEP individuals come into contact with the program, activity, or service; (3) the nature and importance of the program, activity, or service provided by the program; and (4) the resources available to the recipient and costs.
 
 
Useful LEP Links:
 
 

To File a Program Complaint

To file a complaint of discrimination write or call:

Vermont Human Rights Commission       

14-16 Baldwin Street

Montpelier, VT 05633-6301

  (800)416-2000 (voice)

  (877)294-9200 (TTY)

  (802)828-2480

  Fax: (802)828-2482

  Human.rights@vermont.gov

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Director, Food Safety and Consumer Protection Division  

116 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05620

(802) 828-2426

Vermont Relay Service: (800) 253-0195 or by dialing 711

Email address: AGR.MeatInspection@vermont.gov

 

Vermont Department of Human Resources

Laurie Bouyea-Dumont, HR Manager

Laurie.Bouyea-Dumont@vermont.gov

802-272-5903

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Director, Office of Adjudication

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20250-9410

Fax: (202)609-7442

Email: Program.intake@usda.gov

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html

(866) 632-9992 (toll free voice)               

(800)845-6136 (Spanish)

(800)877-8339 (Federal Relay Service)

 

State of Vermont Discrimination Complaints Labor Relations Policy

Persons with Limited English Proficiency or Disabilities

ADA/ADAAA Grievance Procedure Policy 10.2

Persons with disabilities or those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and wish to file a program complaint, please contact VAAFM through the state relay service number below.

711                                   (800)253-0191 (TTY)     
(800)253-0195 (V)          (877)253-5424 (STS Spanish)

Electronic submission of complaints is also permitted.

and justice for all