Title VI Non-Discrimination / ADA Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the City of Callaway to comply with all applicable discrimination laws – defined here as including, but not limited to, all provisions of all current federal and state employment statutes, local ordinances, as well as their respective implementing regulations and related case law, the Acts of Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment, Equal Pay and Fair Labor Standards.

 The City of Callaway is committed to equal employment opportunity in all employment facets for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their membership in Protected Classes.

 There will be no discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of belonging to, or being perceived as belonging to a Protected Class in City policies, programs, services, activities, practices, terms, privileges, benefits, or conditions.

 In employment and providing services to the disabled, the City will make reasonable accommodations as required for all employees, applicants, or citizens with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions connected with the job and provided further that any accommodations made would not require undue hardship on the City.

 The City of Callaway is committed to providing opportunities to address all issues relating to workplace discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

 All Individuals performing work and/or services for the City are responsible for maintaining workplace environments free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

 Disciplinary action, up to and including termination, will be taken against any individual determined to be in violation of this policy.

Complaint Procedures

The Agency has established a discrimination complaint procedure and will take prompt and reasonable action to investigate and eliminate discrimination when found. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family status in any Agency program, service or activity may file a complaint with the Agency Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator:

Name: Emma Ford, Non-discrimination Coordinator                                                                                                                  Address: 6601 E. Highway 22, Callaway, FL 32404                                                                                                                                Email: eford@cityofcallaway.com                                                                                                                                                     

Phone: (850) 215-6654                                                                                                                                                                              Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for Florida Relay Information                        

If possible, the complaint should be submitted in writing and contain the identity of the complainant; the basis for the allegations (i.e., race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family status); and a description of the alleged discrimination with the date of occurrence. If the complaint cannot be submitted in writing, the complainant should contact the Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator for assistance. The Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator will respond to the complaint within thirty (30) calendar days and will take reasonable steps to resolve the matter.                                                                                                    

ADA Compliance Policy

The City of Callaway is committed to providing accommodations for eligible individuals with documented disabilities as defined by federal, state, and local law in the most timely and effective manner possible.  The City’s intent is to ensure that every employee and/or applicant for employment who makes a request for accommodation under the ADA or Rehabilitation Act (for federal and quasi-federal employers only) is promptly and properly advised of the accommodation process.  The City is committed to following the requirements of the ADA and all appropriate federal and/or state laws, rules and regulations.

 All requests for accommodation from employees are to be submitted in writing on the appropriate form(s) and with the appropriate supporting documentation for consideration and/or review.  The review of the request may, at the discretion of the City, include an evaluation and determination of the scope of the disability and, if appropriate, a request for additional medical documentation, examinations and/or opinions.  

 Helpful Links

ADA Transition Plan (PDF)

Title VI Non-discrimination Policy (PDF)