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Voluntary Resolution Agreement


The university understands and recognizes that the OCR may initiate administrative or judicial enforcement proceedings to enforce the specific conditions and obligations of this agreement. Before the opening of the administrative execution (34 C.F.R. 100.9, 100.10) or judicial proceedings to enforce the agreement, the OCR will inform the university in writing of the alleged offence and sixty (60) calendar days for the execution of the alleged offence. As ordered by the VRA, Gower will convene a Title IX National Task Force to address good practices in dealing with complaints about sexual harassment and sexual violence and the patterns or systemic concerns that arise when resolving these complaints. There are many components of the VRA that must be completed by May 1 and/or must immediately begin submission to OCR during the year. Here`s a quick look at some of the most important initiatives that will affect our universities in the coming months. This agreement will take effect immediately at the signing of the university representative below. In February 2017, the University of Alaska entered into a voluntary resolution agreement with the U.S. Board of Education. The agreement is the result of an audit of the university`s handling of sexual assault and sexual harassment that affects students and staff on AU campuses. This agreement outlines a wide range of compliance issues, including 23 cases, which are examples of problems across the system, ranging from very serious errors to documentation problems, and outlines specific steps we will take to improve campus security and climate throughout the University of Alaska system.

1 « Accessible » for the purposes of this contract means that a person with a disability has the opportunity to obtain the same information, to have the same interactions and to benefit from the same services as a person without a disability in an equally efficient and integrated manner, within the same time frame and with a substantially equivalent ease of use.↩ The University understands that by signing the agreement, it requires that it provides timely and appropriate data and other information in accordance with the obligation to report. In addition, the University is aware that oCR may, at the time of the OCR`s monitoring of this agreement, if necessary, visit the university, interview staff and students, and request additional reports or data necessary from the OCR to determine whether the University has met the terms of this agreement. After the fulfilling of the commitments made by the university under this agreement, the OCR will close the case. Following a complaint investigation or compliance check, the OCR sometimes determines whether it is necessary to negotiate resolution agreements that require registered companies to take corrective action to comply with federal civil rights laws. These agreements can be broad national agreements that require systemic changes in the way a state does business, or may cover a single health care provider or hospital. Some recent examples are cited below: To resolve the aforementioned complaint filed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Hawaii System (University) conclude the following agreement. This agreement replaces the agreement reached by the university on February 9, 2018. This agreement was made voluntarily and does not constitute a confession of responsibility, non-compliance or fault of the university. The system focuses on the Title IX coordinator of each university, whose duties are to communicate with all members of the Community with respect to Title IX, to ensure institutional respect, to provide training on Title IX, to provide information on how individuals can access their rights and to respond to complaints or reports.