Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation operates its programs, services, and activities without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), ancestry, place of birth, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, breastfeeding, HIV-related blood test, workers’ compensation, family and parental leave, flexible work arrangements, membership or non-membership in a union, crime victim status, credit history, and any other factor that is prohibited by law. We will not tolerate discrimination, intimidation, threats, coercion, or retaliation against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights protected by law.

Federal Nondiscrimination Law

As a recipient of federal funding, DEC complies with the following federal nondiscrimination laws:

State Nondiscrimination Law

DEC complies with Vermont’s Public Accommodations law, 9 V.S.A., Chapter 139 and Fair Employment law, 21 V.S.A. § 495.

Nondiscrimination in our Workplace

DEC complies with federal and state prohibitions on workplace discrimination.  Workplace discrimination complaints are addressed in Department of Human Resources Personnel Policy Number 3.3.  If you are a DEC employee and have questions about discrimination, call the Department of Human Resources at 802-828-3491. 

Questions or Complaints regarding Nondiscrimination

If you have any questions about DEC’s nondiscrimination notice or programs, or if you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a DEC program or activity, you may contact DEC’s Nondiscrimination Coordinator:

Joanna Pallito, Administrative Services Director and Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-0301
joanna.pallito@vermont.gov
802-490-6238

LANGUAGE SERVICES: If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 802-828-1556.