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Chapter 10. Community College Administration Subchapter 5. Nondiscrimination In Programs Receiving State Financial Assistance Through The Chancellor Or Board Of Governors Of The California Community Colleges article 3. District Compliance And Enforcement Formal Investigation Upon Filing of Written Complaint   

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(a) The complaint shall be filed by one who alleges that he or she has personally suffered unlawful discrimination or by one who has learned of such unlawful discrimination in his or her official capacity as a faculty member or administrator.

(b) The complaint shall be filed with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges or with the officer designated pursuant to section 59324 by the appropriate community college district.

(c) The complaint shall be in a form prescribed by the Chancellor.

(d) In any complaint not involving employment, the complaint shall be filed within one year of the date of the alleged unlawful discrimination or within one year of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known of the facts underlying the allegation of unlawful discrimination.

(e) In any complaint alleging discrimination in employment, the complaint shall be filed within 180 days of the date the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, except that this period should be extended by no more than 90 days following the expiration of the 180 days if the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged violation after the expiration of the 180 days.

(f) In any complaint alleging discrimination in employment, the district shall:

(1) advise the complainant that he or she may file the complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) where the complaint is within the jurisdiction of those agencies; and

(2) forward a copy of any filing by the complainant with the DFEH or the EEOC to the Chancellor's Office for a determination of whether the issues presented require an independent investigation of the matter under the provisions of this subchapter.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66271.1

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Government Code 11138

Reference:

Education Code 66250

Education Code 72011

Government Code 11135

Government Code 11136

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 34.)