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- Nondiscrimination Policy
Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
Bexar County, as a recipient of Federal financial assistance and under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, ensures that no person shall on the grounds of race, religion (where the primary objective of the financial assistance is to provide employment per 42 U.S.S. § 2000d-3), color, national origin, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any Department programs or activities.
External Title VI Complaint Form - English (PDF)
Forma Externa de Queja Capítulo VI Discriminación - Espanol (PDF)
Complaints of Discrimination Procedure:
These procedures cover transportation-related external discrimination complaints filed under Title VI with the sub-recipient in which Bexar County is named as the respondent.
Intimidation or retaliation of any kind is prohibited by law. The procedures do not deny the right of the complainant to file formal complaints with other state or federal agencies or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination. Every effort will be made to obtain early resolution of complaints at the lowest level possible. The option of informal mediation meeting(s) between the affected parties and the Title VI Coordinator may be utilized for resolution.
- Inform the public as to Bexar County’s Title VI obligations.
- Inform the public how to enter a complaint of discrimination.
- Implement and maintain a procedure for receiving and administering complaints
- Implement and maintain a process for record keeping for all areas of the Title VI program.
- Documents will be available for compliance review audits.
Bexar County has established a discrimination complaint procedure and will take prompt and reasonable action to investigate and eliminate discrimination when found. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, family or income status in any of county/city’s programs, services or activities may file a complaint with the county Title VI Coordinator:
Title VI Coordinator
Name: Renee Watson
Address: 203 W Nueva, San Antonio, Texas, 78207
Phone: (210) 335-2478
Fax: (210) 335-0673
- Any individual, group of individuals or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination prohibited by nondiscrimination requirements may file a complaint with Bexar County.
- A formal complaint must be filed in accordance with the TXDOT process and procedures using TXDOT Form 2193 “External Discrimination Complaint Form” (English & Spanish versions) for individuals seeking to file complaints under Title VI. The complaint should be submitted in writing and contain the identity of the complainant; the basis for the allegations (i.e., race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family status); and a description of the alleged discrimination with the date of occurrence. If the complaint cannot be submitted in writing, the complainant should contact the Title VI Coordinator for assistance.
- If an External discrimination complaint filed under Title VI against the County in which the County is named as the respondent is received by any county staff, the Complaint will be given to the Title VI Coordinator. The Complaint will be copied, filed and logged. The Complaint will be electronically copied and posted on the county shared drive in the TITLE VI folder.
- In cases where the complainant is unable or incapable of providing a written statement, a verbal complaint may be made. The Title VI Coordinator will interview the complainant and if necessary assist the person in converting verbal complaints to writing. All complaints must, however, be signed by the complainant or his/her representative. Complaints shall state, as fully as possible, the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged discrimination.
- Bexar County will provide the complainant or his/her representative and any contractor (respondent) with a written acknowledgement that Bexar County has received the complaint within five (5) working days of receipt.
- All transportation-related external discrimination complaints filed under Title VI in which Bexar County is named as the respondent will be forwarded to TXDOT within 10 calendar days of receipt.
- The Title VI Coordinator shall maintain a list of any active lawsuits or complaints naming Bexar County which allege discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin with respect to Title VI concerns. The list should include: the date the lawsuit or complaint was filed; a summary of the allegation; and the status of the lawsuit or complaint, including whether the parties to a lawsuit have entered into a consent decree.