NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) of  1990, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: EOPSS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: EOPSS will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in EOPSS programs and services, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: EOPSS will make all reasonable modifications to policies procedures, and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all EOPSS programs, services, and activities.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of EOPSS should, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event contact:

Marie Gross
ADA Coordinator
Human Resources Office
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
V:  617-727-7775
TTY: 617-727-6618
F: 617-727-4764

 

EOPSS will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

The ADA does not require EOPSS to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.  Complaints that a program, service or activity of the EOPSS is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

Marie Gross
ADA Coordinator
Human Resources Office
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
V:  617-727-7775
TTY: 617-727-6618
F: 617-727-4764