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Requirement for Facilities with 15 or More Employees

Applicable Regulatory Citations:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

45 CFR Part 84§84.7 Designation of responsible employee and adoption of grievance procedures.

(a)Designation of responsible employee. A recipient that employs fifteen or more persons shall designate at least one person to coordinate its efforts to comply with this part.

(b) Adoption of grievance procedures. A recipient that employs fifteen or more persons shall adopt grievance procedures that incorporate appropriate due process standards and that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by this part. Such procedures need not be established with respect to complaints from applicants for employment or from applicants for admission to postsecondary educational institutions.


See Policy Examples Section for an example of a Section 504 Grievance Procedure.

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013
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