Title VI - Part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (gender), or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations").
The legislation is comprised of several segments identified as "Title" followed by a number. Thus "Title I" (Title One) outlaws discrimination regarding voting rights. Title VI concerns places of employment either partially or fully funded by government funds.
Title VI - How S.E.E., Inc., participates and complies
Title 6 or Title VI is the segment that makes it illegal for any agency funded by the government to practice discrimination. If the agency is found to be negligent they can lose their funding. Our sheltered workshop falls under this section prohibiting discrimination.
In the next section are details explaining each area and how we comply with the legal requirements.
Title VI and S.E.E., Inc.
S.E.E., Inc., is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and have taken appropriate steps to ensure continued compliance. Below is a summary of the steps taken and to view each section simply click each blue colored title to view the contents.
A - Title VI - Assurances
S.E.E., Inc. agrees to comply with all provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 200d et seq., and with U.S. DOT regulations, “Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation – Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act,” 49 CFR part 21.
S.E.E., Inc. assures that no person shall, as provided by Federal and State civil rights laws, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. S.E.E., Inc. further ensures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.
S.E.E., Inc. meets the objectives of the FTA Master Agreement which governs all entities applying for FTA funding, including S.E.E., Inc. and its third-party contractors by promoting actions that:
A. Ensure that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin.
B. Identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionally high and adverse effects of programs and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.
C. Promote the full and fair participation of all affected Title VI populations in transportation decision making.
D. Prevent the denial, reduction, or delay in benefits related to programs and activities that benefit minority populations or low-income populations.
E. Ensure meaningful access to programs and activities by persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
B - Title VI - Agency Information
S.E.E., Inc. (Services for Extended Employment) is a "sheltered" workshop providing a safe working environment for developmentally challenged citizens of Wayne County.
Incorporated in 1974 and funded in part by Wayne County SB40, the workshop has employed and trained many county citizens over the past 40+ years and continues doing so in our facility opened in 2004 at its present location, 6 Sugar Creek Road. We typically average 28 employees with 4 staff. Our goals include training employees to make progress towards their full potential and become paycheck earning and tax paying citizens despite their situation which might preclude working in a "standard" environment. In addition, we provide an environment conducive to their being able to meet those objectives.
Our employees are taught vocational skills so they become fully employed citizens despite their limitations. The environment of the workshop is specifically designed to accomplish this result.
Our present facility is approximately 15,000 square feet and includes a fully reinforced concrete tornado shelter to protect both employees and staff in case of extreme weather.
Wayne County Missouri currently has a population of 13,404 (2013 census bureau estimate) and the population has declined slightly since 2010. We serve the entire Wayne County area and although 28 of 13,404 may seem small it fits within our guidelines for acceptance into the program.
Our workshop is governed by a board of directors who serve for a term of three years.
C - Title VI - Notice to the Public
Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI
S.E.E., Inc. posts Title VI notices on our agency’s website, in public areas of our agency, in our board room, and on our buses and/or paratransit vehicles.
S.E.E., Inc. operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender or national origin by S.E.E., Inc. you may file a Title VI complaint by completing, signing, and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. (See the next section - Procedures for Filing a Complaint) Title VI complaint forms are available at our offices, S.E.E., Inc., 6 Sugar Creek Rd., Piedmont, MO 63957 during normal business hours Monday - Thursday, 8am to 4pm.
For more information contact our Title VI administrator, Jammie Cave by phone at 573-223-7705 or by visiting our office at 6 Sugar Creek Rd., Piedmont, MO 63957. We also have information on our website on the page currently being viewed.
D - Title VI - Procedures for Filing a ComplaintHow to file a Title VI complaint with S.E.E., Inc.
There are several methods available to file a complaint; these are listed below. To file a complaint choose a method and follow the instructions. NOTE: Title VI complaints must be received in writing within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory complaint.
Information required include your name, address and telephone number along with specific, detailed information (how, why and when) regarding the alleged act(s) of discrimination. Also include any other relevant information such as the name(s) of any person(s) S.E.E., Inc. should contact for clarification of the allegations.
- Title VI complaint forms may be obtained by visiting our offices at S.E.E., Inc., 6 Sugar Creek Rd., Piedmont, MO 63957. Complete the form and give to our contact person, Jammie Cave. This may be done during our normal business hours, Monday through Thursday, from 8am to 4pm.
- Complete our PDF form directly on our website being sure to print, sign and date it. If you are unable to complete the form you may give permission for someone else to complete the form so long as they provide their contact information and sign and date the form. The form may be completed online and then printed for your signature. Mail the completed form to S.E.E., Inc., 6 Sugar Creek Rd., Piedmont, MO 63957 or leave it with our contact person, Jammie Cave at our office.
- It's not necessary to complete a form as we will accept a letter detailing the incident. Simply address your concerns in a letter addressed to S.E.E., Inc., 6 Sugar Creek Rd., Piedmont, MO 63957. Be sure to state the particulars, sign and date the letter.
- Contact for Title VI Compliance: Jammie Cave; Phone 573-223-7705
- It's also possible to file a complaint with the Region 7 office at this address
FTA Regional Office
901 Locust Street, Suite 404
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-329-3920; Fax: 816-329-3921
Finally, a person may also file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration, at the
FTA Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590
If information is needed in another language, contact S.E.E., Inc., at 6 Sugar Creek Rd, Piedmont, MO 63957 or at (573) 223-7705
E - Title VI - Monitoring Title VI ComplaintsS.E.E., Inc., is committed to compliance with Title VI and we maintain a log of all complaints filed and their resolution. Complaints are dealt with promptly and are available for inspection in the minutes of the board of directors.
F - Title VI - Public Engagement ProcessS.E.E., Inc., provides opportunity for public engagement regarding Title VI at our monthly board meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5pm. Any complaints, discussion, input, questions, etc., can be discussed at these meetings. Minutes of the meetings summarizing such topics are maintained and we make them available for inspection.
We provide ongoing public engagement by means of our website, postings and other means so the public may comment to us at any time via email, phone call or completing our "Contact Us" form on the website.
G - Title VI - Language Assistance PlanThis limited English proficiency (LEP) plan has been prepared to address S.E.E., Inc.'s responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with limited language skills. The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1B dated October 1, 2012, which states that the level and quality of transporation service is provided without regard to race, color or national origin.
Executive order 13166, titled "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency", indicates that differing treatment based upon a person's inability to speak, read, write or understand English is a type of national origin discrimination. It directs each federal agency to publish guidance for its respective recipients clarifying their obligation to ensure that such discrimination does not occur. This order applies to S.E.E., Inc.
S.E.E., Inc., has investigated the LEP demographics of our service area (Wayne County, Missouri) and based on the US Census Bureau's data, the following table with our demographic data has been prepared. It's obvious from the data that our service area is primarily an English speaking community with little to no contact with other languages except limited to no contact with individuals who speak only Spanish.
|LEP Population in Wayne County, Missouri|
|Population 5 years and over by language spoken at home and ability to speak English||Wayne County, Missouri||S.E.E.,Inc. Service Area Total||% of Population 5 years and older|
|Population 5 years & over||12,711||12,711||99.6%|
|Speak English "less than very well"||0.4%||0.4%||0.4%|
|Speak English "less than very well"||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Asian & Pacific Island|
|Speak English "less than very well"||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Speak English "less than very well"||N/A||N/A||N/A|
S.E.E., Inc., has surveyed its staff personnel and determined that communication with persons who speak only Spanish is possible. Our manager, Jammie Cave, is able to speak and understand some Spanish and is prepared to serve as an interpreter when needed.
S.E.E., Inc., has also reviewed the frequency with which office staff and drivers have contact with LEP individuals. We have had little to no contact with such individuals and average zero (0) phone calls per month.
Also, all staff have been informed to contact Jammie Cave in the event they are required to interact with a person who speaks only Spanish.