Stearns Cooperative Electric Association is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individuals income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDAs TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
The person responsible for coordinating this organizations non-discrimination compliance efforts is Vicky Herkenhoff, Manager of Administrative Services. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/ or file a written complaint with this organization; or write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-2600 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
PUBLISH: October 6, 2013 (33552)