[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Manheim as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-11-1985 by Res. No. 1985-12 (Part 2, Ch. 6, Art. F, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances)]
The Township adopts the following grievance procedure for those handicapped individuals of the Township who feel that the Township has discriminated against them:
The following grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Revenue Sharing Act. It should be used by any individual who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of handicap in employment practices and policies or the provision of programs, services and benefits by Manheim Township.
The grievance should be in written form and contain as much information as possible about the alleged discrimination (name, address, phone number, location and description of problem, etc.). Other arrangements for submission of a grievance, such as a personal interview or tape recording, will be made available for the visually impaired or those with motor impairments. It should be submitted by the grievant and/or his or her designee within 30 calendar days of the alleged violation to the Township Manager-Secretary, 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601; Phone No.: 569-6408; office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Within 20 working days of receipt of the complaint, the Township Manager-Secretary will respond in writing (or a method understood by the complainant) to the complainant and/or his or her designee. The response will offer a resolution or explain the position of Manheim Township with respect to the complaint.
If the response by the Township Manager-Secretary does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his or her designee may request a hearing to be held within 20 working days of receipt of the response before the Manheim Township Commissioners, 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601; Phone No.: 569-6408; office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for resolution. Within 45 calendar days of the hearing, the complainant and/or his or her designee will receive the final resolution in writing (or a method understood by the complainant) as proposed by the Manheim Township Commissioners.
All complaints received by the Township Manager-Secretary and responses from the Manheim Township Commissioners will be kept by Manheim Township for a period of three years. These documents may be requested by the Office of Revenue Sharing should an investigation into alleged discrimination on the basis of handicapped status be initiated.