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WAC 132S-09-010

Introduction.

Columbia Basin College recognizes its responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington state's law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. To this end, Columbia Basin College has enacted this policy prohibiting discrimination against and harassment of members of these protected classes. Any individual found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the college or from employment.
Any employee, student, applicant, or visitor who believes that he or she has been the subject of discrimination or harassment based on protected class status or gender should report the incident or incidents to the college's Title IX/EEO coordinator identified below. If the complaint is against that coordinator, or his or her relative attending or working for the college, the complainant should report the matter to the president's office for referral to an alternate designee.
Name: Camilla Glatt, Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Title: Title IX/EEO Coordinator
Office: Human Resources Contact Information: 509-542-5548
The Title IX/EEO coordinator or designee:
(1) Will accept all complaints and referrals from college employees, applicants, students, and visitors;
(2) Will make determinations regarding how to handle requests by complainants for confidentiality;
(3) Will keep accurate records of all complaints and referrals for the required time period;
(4) May conduct investigations or delegate and oversee investigations conducted by a designee;
(5) May impose interim remedial measures to protect parties during investigations of discrimination or harassment;
(6) Will issue written findings and recommendations upon completion of an investigation; and
(7) May recommend specific corrective measures to stop, remediate, and prevent the recurrence of inappropriate conduct.
The college encourages the timely reporting of any incidents of discrimination or harassment. Complaints may be submitted in writing or orally. For complainants who wish to submit a written complaint, a formal complaint form is available online at https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=907. Hard copies of the policy and complaint form are available at the following locations on campus: Hawk central, counseling and advising center, human resources-student employment, president's office-administrative wing of A building and vice president for instruction's office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 16-12-039, ยง 132S-09-010, filed 5/25/16, effective 6/25/16.]
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