Information is provided to the public regarding the recipient’s obligations under U.S. DOT Title VI regulations and members of the public apprised of the protections against discrimination afforded to them by Title VI.
The Rochester Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) operates its programs without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with ROCOG, MnDOT, or US DOT. Complainants are encouraged to submit complaints directly at: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/civilrights/nondiscrimination-complaint-form.html
Complaint forms and instructions can also be found in the ROCOG Title VI and the Limited English Proficiency Plan 2022. If you would like printed copy of the complaint instructions and forms mailed or emailed to you, of if you need this information to be provided in another language or format, please contact the ROCOG office at:
Per 49 CFR § 21.9(d), ROCOG shall advise the public of its Title VI responsibilities to provide service without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and all related regulations and statutes, and shall inform members of the public of their rights to under Title VI if they believe they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice. The following statement will be included into all publications that are distributed to the public, including the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
The Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Discrimination Complaint Form, you may call 507-328-7100; email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit ROCOG’s administrative office at 2122 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, MN, or write to the Olmsted County Planning Department, Suite 100, 2122 Campus Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Further information on the ROCOG Title VI and Limited English Proficiency policies is also available at: ROCOG Title VI and Limited English Proficiency Plan.