Office for Institutional Equity & Access

Americans with Disabilities Act - Employee Complaint Procedures

Human Resources work with St. Cloud State University personnel and employees with disabilities regarding accommodations. Employees with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability may file a complaint with the Office for Institutional Equity & Access.

St. Cloud State Complaint Procedure and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities against the problems of discrimination in such critical areas as employment, housing, public accommodation, education, transportation, communication, health services, and access to public service.

The purpose of the act is to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities, to bring persons with disabilities into the economic and social mainstream, and to provide enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

St. Cloud State has designated the Assistant Human Resources Director as the ADA coordinator. The assistant director is responsible for coordinating St. Cloud State efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.S. Section 12101, et seq. (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Procedure for Filing a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

Minnesota State System procedure 1B.1.1 for Board policy 1B.1 describes the policy for the Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment - Investigation and Resolution. All complaints and reports of discrimination should be made to the designated affirmative action officer. Such complaints and reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate action taken. This process is the procedure to be used to end inappropriate behavior, investigate for fact-finding, and facilitate resolution.

Complaints of discrimination should be sent to:

Equity & Access Officer
oea@stcloudstate.edu
Administrative Services Building 102
320-308-5123 (Voice)
1-800-627-3529 Minnesota Relay Service (MRS)