The city of Las Vegas is a sub-recipient of financial assistance from federal aid programs. Sub-recipients of this financial assistance are required to comply with various nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 forbids discrimination against anyone in the United States because of race, color or national origin by any agency receiving federal funds. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 added the requirement that there be no discrimination on the grounds of sex. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 defines the word "program" to make clear that discrimination is prohibited throughout an entire agency if any part of the agency receives federal financial assistance.
The city of Las Vegas commits to ensure that none of its activities or programs treats any part of the community any differently than another. The city expects every manager, supervisor, employee, and vendor and contractor sub-recipient of federal aid funds administered by the city to be aware of and apply the intent of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in performing assigned duties.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires recipients of Federal-aid Highway funds to prepare and implement a program to clarify roles, responsibilities and procedures established to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The city's Title VI Program focuses on fair and equitable access by the public and provides the policy direction necessary to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI Complaint Process:
Filing a Title VI Discrimination Complaint with the city of Las Vegas
If any individual believes that he/she or any other program beneficiaries have been the object of unequal treatment or discrimination as to the receipt of benefits and/or service, or on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, he/she may exercise his/her right to file a complaint with the city. A complaint may also be filed by a representative on behalf of the individual. Complaints may be filed with the Title VI Coordinator. Every effort will be made to resolve complaints informally at the lowest level.
In order to have the complaint considered under this procedure, the complainant must file the complaint no later than 180 days after:
- The date of the alleged act of discrimination; or
- Where there has been a continuing course of conduct, the date on which that conduct was discontinue
The complete Complaint Procedure and Appeals Process may be reviewed below.
Using the Filing Title VI Complaint Form below to submit a Title VI complaint electronically. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint may also be submitted in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of the complainant and location, date and description of the problem to:
Tammy Counts, Title VI Coordinator
Human Resources Department
495 S. Main Street., First Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Filing a Title VI Discrimination Complaint with the Nevada Department of Transportation
Any person, specific class of persons or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination as prohibited by the legal provisions of Title VI on the basis of race, color, or national origin status may file a formal complaint with NDOT's Civil Rights Office. A copy of the Complaint Form may be accessed electronically at: https://www.nevadadot.com/home/showdocument?id=14580
Filing a Title VI Discrimination Complaint with the Federal Transit Administration
Any person who believes they have been discriminated against, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, disability or religion (where the primary objective of the financial assistance is to provide employment per 42 U.S.C. § 200d-3) can file a complaint with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). A complaint may also be filed by a representative on behalf of such a person.
- Complaints shall be submitted in writing on the FTA Civil Rights Complaint Form and must be signed by the complainant and/or the complainant's representative. Complaints shall set forth as fully as possible the facts and circumstances surrounding the claimed discrimination.
- Mail the completed form to:
Federal Transit Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Complaint Team
East Building, 5th Floor – TCR
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
With your form, please attach on separate sheet(s):
- A summary of your allegations and any supporting documentation.
- Sufficient details for an investigator to understand why you believe a public transit provider has violated your rights, with specifics such as dates and times of incidents.
- Any related correspondence from the transit provider.
Filing a Title VI Discrimination Complaint with the Federal Agencies
If a person believes he/she has been discriminated against in violation of Title VI, such person also has the right to file a grievance with an external entity such as the federal agency providing federal assistance to the city of Las Vegas related to the program, service or activity of concern or with the United States Department of Justice. For more information about filing a Title VI complaint, visit the U.S. Department of Justice website at this address: http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint.
For the Title VI complaints:
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section- NWB
Civil Rights Division- US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(888) 848-5306- English and Spanish (ingles y espaňol)
( (202) 307-2678 (TDD)