Civil Rights/Title VI


Beaufort County Title VI Policy Statement

It is the policy of the County Council of Beaufort County, South Carolina, hereafter referred to as “Beaufort County” or “the County”, to assure affirmative compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and its related statutes, including but not limited to, Executive Order No. 12898 “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations”; Executive Order No. 13166 “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)”; the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). To this end, Beaufort County assures that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or subjected to discrimination under any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, or language regardless of whether those programs and activities are Federally funded or not. Beaufort County also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. Additionally, the County will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with limited English proficiency. In addition, Beaufort County will not retaliate against any person who complains of discrimination or who participates in an investigation of discrimination. Beaufort County will, where necessary and appropriate, revise, update, and incorporate nondiscrimination requirements into appropriate documents, directives, and regulations.

Title VI Poster in English and en Español

For more information about Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, please visit the Federal Transit Administration website.

 

Title VI Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Beaufort County maintains a procedure to receive, review, resolve, and track complaints related to allegations of discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  This procedure is referred to as the “Title VI Discrimination Complaint Procedure Process”.  Any person believing to have been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, may submit a complaint to Beaufort County.  This procedure does not in any manner abridge the right of a person to file concurrent complaints with other state or Federal agencies and/or seek private counsel.

Title VI Discrimination Complaint Process

The Public Participation Plan establishes a set of policies and techniques through which the MPO can ensure opportunities exist for the public to be involved in transportation planning activities.