Public Notices

The Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board is soliciting public review and comment on modifications to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan for Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board from February 1, 2019 through March 6, 2019 at 8:30am. To review a draft of the Local Plan modification, please click here (PDF, 170KB). To provide comments on the Local Plan modification, please email Lacie.Gray@santacruzcounty.us.

Written Comments are due by close of business, 5pm, on March 5, 2019 or verbally at the Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board Executive Committee Meeting on March 6, 2019 which begins at 8:30am, at 1000 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz.

Thank you for your interest in addressing the workforce development needs of this community. We look forward to receiving your input.

Please Note: The WIOA Regional Plan modification, representing the four workforce boards serving the Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties, is scheduled for public review and comment January 29, 2019 through March 1, 2019.

 

EEO and Auxillary Aids Notices

Equal Opportunity is the Law

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity.

The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity. Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

What To Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either:

Joyce Germain, Equal Opportunity Officer

1020 Emeline Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831-454-4117

TDD/TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711

joyce.germain@santacruzcounty.us

Or

Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123

Washington, DC 20210

www.dol.gov/crc

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

Use this link to download or view the Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF, 558 KB).