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Notification of Your Rights under Title VI

The Rapid fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. The Rapid operates without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, income, gender, age, and disability.

Any person who believes him/herself, or any specific class of persons, to be subject to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by him/herself or by representative file a written complaint with The Rapid.

A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination and contain the following information:

  • Name, address, and phone number of the Complainant
  • Name, address, phone number and relationship of Representative to Complainant (if applicable)
  • Basis of complaint (e.g., race, color, national origin)
  • Date of alleged discriminatory act(s)
  • Date complaint received by the MPO
  • A statement of the complaint, including specific details, relevant facts, and documentation

Once a complaint has been received they are processed by the following:

  • The complainant will be contacted within 48 hours by phone, mail, or email
  • The complaint is ticketed and processed by the Title VI officer
  • Internal revue is conducted within one week of receipt of the complaint
  • The complainant will be contacted a second time following the internal review with regard to the findings and necessary actions taken by The Rapid

Please submit Title VI complaints, comments, or questions to The Rapid by mail, fax, or email:

Mail
Conrad Venema
Planning Department
300 Ellsworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax
616-456-1941
Attn: Conrad Venema

Email


Your Rights Under the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000e, makes it unlawful for an employer to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This covers hiring, firing, promotions, and all workplace conduct.

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It is the policy and the commitment of The Rapid to assure equal employment opportunity in its personnel practices. In accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, The Rapid does not discriminate against any people in its personnel practices and/or terms or conditions of employment on the basis of any protected legal characteristics such as sex, race, color, national origin, creed, height, weight, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, or genetic information.  As an employee or applicant, if you believe that you have been subjected to or witnessed unlawful discrimination; you should report it immediately to the Human Resources Department listed below. Each report will be given serious consideration and investigated promptly. Reports and investigations will be handled with discretion and appropriate corrective action will be taken. The Rapid strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, reports an actual or suspected violation of this policy. If you are unsatisfied with the way your complaint of discrimination has been handled, you have the right to contact the Michigan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Federal EEOC. Both agencies serve as neutral fact finders and attempt to help parties resolve disputes. 

The Rapid is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Rapid Encourages Women and Minorities to Apply