SECTION 504/AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) POLICY

Federico Beauty Institute does not discriminate in admission or access to our programs on the basis of age, ethnicity, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the ADA Director of Compliance. You may request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids at any time. The ADA Director of Compliance is responsible for coordinating compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants, who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3(j) of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into the program.

Requests for an Accommodation or Auxiliary Aid or Service

Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:

1) Notify the ADA Director of Compliance in writing of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. The request should be made at least four weeks in advance of the date needed. You may contact the Director of Compliance in the following ways:

ADA Director of Compliance: Tera Thorne
1515 Sports Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834
Telephone: (916) 929-4242 x220
Email: compliance@federico.edu

2) The Director of Compliance will respond within two weeks of receiving the request.

3) If you would like to appeal the decision regarding your request, please follow the steps below in the Section 504 Internal Grievance Procedure Policy. Appeals must be submitted within 15 days of receiving the ADA Director of Compliance’s decision.

SECTION 504 INTERNAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

It is Federico Beauty Institute’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The Institute has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794).

Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Law and Regulations may be examined in the office of Tera Thorne, who has been designated to coordinate the efforts of the Institute to comply with Section 504. The Director of Compliance can be contacted by phone at (916) 929-4242 ext. 220 or by email at compliance@federico.edu.

Any person who believes she/he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance pursuant to the procedure outlined below. The Institute will not retaliate against anyone who files a grievance in good faith or cooperates in the investigation of a grievance.

Procedure:
Grievances must be submitted to: Jeremy Federico, 1515 Sports Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834, ph (916) 929-4242 x207, jfederico@federico.edu; the Section 504 Grievance Compliance Coordinator, within thirty (30) days of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
A complaint must be in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought.

The Section 504 Grievance Compliance Coordinator (or designee) shall investigate the complaint (i.e., identify and obtain relevant evidence, identify and obtain statements from relevant witnesses) and afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit relevant evidence. The Complainant may also present witnesses relative to the complaint. The Section 504 Grievance Compliance Coordinator will maintain the files and records relating to such grievances. The Section 504 Grievance Compliance Coordinator will issue a written decision on the grievance no later than 30 days after its filing.

The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

The Institute will take all steps to prevent recurrence of any harassment or other discrimination and to correct discriminatory effects where appropriate. The Institute will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that disabled persons are provided other accommodations, if needed, to participate in this grievance process. The Section 504 Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.

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