Groundswell does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and, Groundswell does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.
Sara Owre, Director of Operations is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Non-discrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal non-discrimination laws).
If you have any questions about this notice or any of Groundswell’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:
Sara Owre, Director of Operations
80 M Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a Groundswell’s program or activity, you may contact the Director of Operations identified above and follow the outlined grievance procedures below to file a complaint of discrimination.
DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT – GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
Any individual who believes they have experienced or witnessed discrimination on behalf of Groundswell, or any of its staff inclusive of the Chief Executive Officer should report the matter to the Director of Operations, Sara Owre – contact information listed above. The Director will work with the HR department – and the Groundswell Board of Directors if such an escalation is necessary – to investigate and address the issue. The complaint will be investigated, and appropriate corrective and disciplinary action will be taken to address any discrimination that has occurred. Employees of Groundswell and any external individuals who file a complaint are protected against any form of retaliation for raising good faith claims of discrimination.