The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. The Act’s far reaching provisions prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, transportation, public accommodations and telecommunications.
Teton County does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in providing programs, services and activities to the citizens of Teton County, or in its hiring or employment practices.
ADA Grievance Procedure
This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in Teton County employment policies or practices, or Teton County programs, services or activities may use this grievance procedure to file such a complaint.
The complaint should be in writing and should contain information about the alleged discrimination, such as:
- The name, address and phone number of the person filing the grievance.
- A description of the problem.
- The Date on which the problem occurred.
- The location where the problem occurred.
The complaint should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days, to the ADA Coordinator or Teton County Commissioners. Upon request of persons with disabilities, Teton County will make available alternative means of filing complaints such as personal interviews or tape recordings of the complaint.
The complaint should be submitted as soon as possible to:
Florence Anderson, ADA Coordinator
P. O. Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422
ADA complaints may also be submitted to the Teton County Commissioners.
Within 15 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the ADA Coordinator will respond in writing. Where appropriate, the response will be in a format accessible to the person who filed the complaint.
If the ADA Coordinator’s or Teton County Commissioner’s response does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the grievance may, within 15 calendar days after receipt of the ADA Coordinator’s response, be submitted to the Teton County Board of Commissioners.
Within 30 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the Board of County Commissioners will respond to the complaint in writing. The Board will respond in a format that is accessible to the person who filed the complaint.
The ADA Coordinator and the Board of County Commissioners may attempt to resolve the grievance informally at any time within the time limits specified above.
Teton County will keep all written information pertaining to the grievance for at least three years. Examples include: Written complaints received by Teton County; appeals to the Board of County Commissioners; written responses by the ADA Coordinator and the Board of County Commissioners.