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The City of Paris Title VI Policy Statement:

It is the policy of the City of Paris to ensure that no citizen shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

 

 

Applicability:

This policy applies to the administration of all programs, projects, facilities, benefits, or services that receive assistance from the federal government.

 

Title VI Coordinator

The Assistant to the City Manager or a designee is the official responsible for maintaining records and submitting reports to the state agency from which the federal assistance is transferred.

 

Subcontracts and Vendors

All subcontractors and vendors (tertiary recipients) who receive payments from the City of Paris (secondary recipient) shall be required to submit to the City of Paris an Assurance of Compliance Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 form, as found in Appendix D, before any federally-assisted payment(s) will be made.

All written contracts shall contain the following non-discrimination statement that complies with Title VI:

It is the policy of the City of Paris to provide equal employment opportunities and to provide its programs, activities, and services to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or status in any other group protected by law.  Inquiries and charges of violation of this policy should be directed to the Assistant to the City Manager at (731) 641-1402 or at 100 N. Caldwell Street, Paris, TN 38242.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the Assistant to the City Manager at (731) 641-1402 or 100 North Caldwell Street, Paris, Tennessee 38242.

 

Public Interaction

  1. All city-owned publicly used equipment or physical facilities (i.e. restrooms, waiting rooms, recreational areas, etc.) shall be provided to citizens without regard to race, color, or national origin.
  2. Staff shall use courtesy titles (i.e. Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss) to address citizens without regard to race, color or national origin.

 

Complaints and Investigations

All complaints, written or verbal, shall be accepted.  In the event a complainant sets forth the allegations verbally and refuses to reduce such allegations to writing, the person to whom the complaint is made should reduce the elements of the complaint to writing.  All complaints shall include the following information:

  1. Name, address, and telephone number of the complainant.
  2. The location and name of the entity delivering the service.
  3. The nature of the incident that led to the complainant to feel discrimination was a factor.
  4. The basis of the complaint, i.e. race, color or national origin.
  5. Names, addresses and phone numbers of people who may have knowledge of the event.
  6. The date or dates on which the alleged discriminatory event or events occurred.

The Discrimination Complaint Form, provided by the City Manager’s designee or found under applications and forms in this website, may be used to gather this information, but its use is not required to make a complaint.

  1. All complaints shall be responded to, recorded, investigated, and maintained on file by the Title VI Coordinator, or a designee.
  2. All complaints shall be handled within 90 days of their receipt.

 

 

 

 

Title VI Policy

 

It is the policy of the City of Paris to ensure that no citizen shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

 

All employees of the City of Paris are expected to consider, respect and observe this policy in their daily work and duties.  If a citizen approaches you with a question or complaint, direct him or her to the Assistant to the City Manager, Paris’ Title VI Coordinator, at City Hall.