NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Nampa will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
The City of Nampa does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all applicable regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
The City of Nampa will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures
The City of Nampa will make all reasonable modifications in accordance with Title II to policies and programs so that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City, should contact the office of Mark Tersieff, in the Nampa Facilities Office, located in the Nampa Development Services Building (500 12th Ave S., Nampa, ID 83651). Mr. Tersieff can be contacted at 208-468-4419 or emailed at [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before any scheduled event. The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Nampa is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Mark Tersieff, in the Nampa Facilities Office, located in the Nampa Development Services Building (500 12th Ave S., Nampa, ID 83651). Mr. Tersieff can be contacted at 208-468-4419 or emailed at [email protected]. The City will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing appropriate auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Nampa. The City's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Mark Tersieff, ADA Coordinator
500 12th Ave S., Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-468-4419 or
Email: [email protected]
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Mark Tersieff or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the appropriate resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Mark Tersieff or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City and provide the City’s proposed options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Mr. Tersieff or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Mayor or her designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Mayor or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Mayor or her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by Mark Tersieff or his designee appeals to the Mayor or her designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the City for at least three years.