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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Notice of Non-Discrimination and Complaint/Request Procedures

Under federal law, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is committed to ensuring that no person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, or age in any federally funded DNR program or activity and that no person will be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any federally funded DNR education program or activity.  The DNR also prohibits discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities in all of its programs, services, and activities and will make reasonable modifications to ensure equal opportunity for access and participation.

Under state law, the DNR prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or status with regard to public assistance in any DNR public service. 


Statutory Authorities

 

Federal

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

 

State

The Minnesota Human Rights Act

Complaint/Request Procedures

  1. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance under state or federal law is encouraged to submit a complaint to the Minnesota DNR within one year of the alleged discrimination.   An internal investigation or other form of dispute resolution will be used to provide a prompt and fair resolution.  Send complaints to:

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Affirmative Action Officer/ADA Title I Coordinator
    500 Lafayette Road
    St. Paul, MN 55155-4049
    Email:  ADAdiversity.DNR@state.mn.us
    Phone:  651-259-5016
  2. Persons with disabilities may submit reasonable modification requests to access DNR facilities or participate in DNR programs, services and activities.  Send requests to:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
ADA Title II Coordinator
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4049
Email: info.DNR@state.mn.us
Phone:  651-259-5488

Although persons are encouraged to file complaints with the DNR before seeking resolution elsewhere, complaints may be submitted, as applicable, to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights or the U.S. Department of the Interior.

  1. Complaints alleging discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation or status with regard to public assistance under state law may be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights within one year of the alleged discrimination and should be sent to:

    Minnesota Department of Human Rights
    Freeman Building
    625 Robert Street North
    Saint Paul MN 55155
    Email:  info.MDHR@state.mn.us
  2. Complaints alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability under federal law may be submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior within 180 days of the alleged discrimination and should be sent to:

Chief, Public Civil Rights
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C. Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
https://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/Public-Civil-Rights