Notice of Non-Discrimination

As a recipient of funds, from State and Federal agencies, we do not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or treatment in our federally assisted programs and activities. No person shall,  because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, disability status or as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education or training program conducted by a recipient of Federal financial assistance.  If anyone has an alleged discrimination in the organization’s education programs or activities, they will receive prompt and equitable resolution of their complaint. Grievances should be discussed with the Director of Quality Assurance.


Discrimination Complaints

It is the policy of Aspire, Inc. to make sure applications for services are made available to everyone and are approved to all who meet eligibility standards. Employees, programs and policies must not discriminate against participants or applicants for services because of actual or perceived race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin or any other characteristics protected by law.

If you have reason to believe that Aspire, Inc. has allegedly discriminated against you please contact one of the following: 

Director of Quality Assurance

Director of Human Resources

South Dakota Division of Human Rights: 605.773.3681
 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services(for discrimination in administering the SNAP (Food Stamp Program)):write to Food and Nutrition Services, Mountain Plains Regional Office, Civil Rights Coordinator, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 903, Denver, CO 80204-3585
 
Office of Civil Rights
Jocelyn Samuels, Director
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F HHH Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20201


Civil Rights Training

Click here to view a Civil Rights training video designed to educate employees in the field.  


Retaliation

Aspire, Inc. policy prohibits retaliation.  Any person, who in good faith has raised a complaint or participated in an investigation under this policy will not be intimidated.  Retaliation, including harassment, termination, and blacklisting will not be tolerated.   Any person who believes they are being retaliated against may file a complaint with the Director of Human Resources, the Executive Director or Board President.  


affirmative action plan

Aspire, Inc. is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity(EEO) and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Aspire, Inc. has prepared this written Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), in accordance with its obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities, as amended, specifically, 29 U.S.C. 793 and its implementing regulations (41 CFR Part 60-741), that consideration be given to minorities and women(41 C.F.R. 60-2.13(e)), and for the employment of veterans in accordance arising under the “Vietnam Era Veterans” Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, (“VEVRA”), 38 U.S.C 4511 et seq., specifically 38 U.S.C 4212 and its implementing regulations (41 C.F.R Part 60-250). This AAP should not be construed as a contract between ASPIRE, INC. and any government agency, or a contract for the benefit of any third parties including our employees or any applicants for employment.

To view the full Affirmative Action plan click HERE.