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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Notice to the Public of Rights under Title VI

The City of North Charleston operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of North Charleston.

For more information on The City of North Charleston’s Title VI Policy and the procedures to file a complaint, contact our Clerk of Council at (843) 740-2509; or write to the Clerk of Council at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406. For more information visit the Title VI section of our website at www.northcharleston.org.

Title VI Complaint Procedure

Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by the City of North Charleston (hereinafter referred to as “the City”) may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. The City investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. The City will process complaints that are complete.

Once the complaint is received, the City will review it to determine if our office has jurisdiction. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated by our office.

The City has 20 days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, the City may contact the complainant. The complainant has 10 business days from the date of the letter to send requested information. If the City is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within 10 business days, the City can administratively close the case. A case can be administratively closed also if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case.

After the City reviews the complaint, she/he will issue one of two letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF). A closure letter summarizes the allegations and states that there was not a Title VI violation and that the case will be closed. An LOF summarizes the allegations and the interviews regarding the alleged incident, and explains whether any disciplinary action, additional training of the staff member, or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, she/he has 10 days after the date of the letter or the LOF to do so.

A person may also file a complaint directly with the Title VI Program Coordinator, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201-0191.

Title VI Complaint form

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