USDA Non-discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
Civil rights complaints are written or verbal allegations of discrimination within the USDA meals program based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Any person claiming discrimination has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
Any civil rights complaint received at the individual school level must be forwarded through the SAU 52 office for investigation and disposition. If determined necessary, the SAU 52 office will forward the complaint to USDA via the State Agency. The complaint will be reviewed by the director of food service and Human Resources Director, and if necessary the superintendent and finally, the school board.
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint forms are available at the SAU office, on the School Foodservice website, or at either:
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992.
A complaint can be sent directly to:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Notice of Non-discrimination
The City of Portsmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender or disability in its programs, activities and employment practices. This statement is a reflection of the City of Portsmouth and refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:
- Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - race color, national origin
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) - disability
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - disability
- NH Law against discrimination (RSA 354-A)
The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and laws above.
How Do You File?
You may file a complaint by completing the Complaint Form.
The complaint form must be signed and mailed to:
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth, NH 03801
Inquiries regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 also, or instead, may be directed to:
Commission for Human Rights
2 Chenell Drive
Concord , NH 03301 -8501
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1 Congress Street
Room 100Â 10th Floor
Boston , Mass 02114
Tel. (617) 565-3200