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Melissa M. Carrillo
Melissa M. Carrillo, PHR, SHRM-CP
Chief HR Officer

Contact Information

500 E. Overland
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2218
Fax (915) 546-8126
Email humanresources@epcounty.com

The Public Information Act

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public.

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ADA Coordinator
Amanda Manning, ADA Coordinator

Contact Information
Phone 915-546-2218
500 E. Overland
El Paso, TX 79901

Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Grievances Regarding Physical Access:
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by El Paso County.

The grievance may be in writing as provided for on the El Paso County ADA Grievance Form, and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of the grievant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing grievances, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the grievant will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The grievance should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than sixty (60) business days after the alleged violation to the:

ADA Coordinator
800 E. Overland Suite 223
El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 546-2218; Fax (915) 546-8126


Within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the grievance, the County ADA Coordinator or designee will make all reasonable efforts to meet with the grievant to discuss the grievance and the possible resolutions. Within fifteen (15) business days of the meeting, County ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the grievant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of El Paso County and offer options for substantive resolution of the grievance.

Grievances Regarding Program Activity Participation or Receipt of County Services:

The grievance should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than ten (10) business days after the alleged violation to the:
ADA Coordinator
800 E. Overland Suite 223
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2218; Fax (915) 546-8126


Within five (5) business days after receipt of the grievance, the County ADA Coordinator or designee will make all reasonable efforts to meet with the grievant to discuss the grievance and the possible resolutions. Within five (5) business days of the meeting, County ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the grievant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of El Paso County and offer options for substantive resolution of the grievance.

Appeal of Grievances Regarding Physical Access, Program Activity Participation, or Receipt of County Services:

If the response by County ADA Coordinator or designee does not satisfactorily resolve the grievance, the grievant and/or his/her designee may notify County ADA Coordinator or designee that they intend to appeal the decision.

Within ten (10) business days after receipt of the notice of the appeal, County ADA Coordinator or designee places an item on the agenda of the El Paso County Commissioners Court. In the event the subject of the grievance is of a sensitive nature as determined by the Commissioners Court, the Commissioners Court shall table the item for one week, and the Commissioners Court shall designate two members of the Commissioners Court to meet with the El Paso County ADA Coordinator or designee (Collectively known as the Grievance Committee) and the Grievant to resolve the issue(s) if possible. The Grievance Committee shall then forward the resolution to the Commissioners Court in a timely fashion. The El Paso County Commissioners Court will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the grievant, with a final resolution of the grievance.

Grievances Regarding Employment Practices:

All grievances regarding alleged discrimination by El Paso County on the basis of disability in the hiring or employment practices under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) are addressed by the procedures in the El Paso County Civil Service Rules and Regulations, or the El Paso County Employee Handbook. Any grievances regarding discrimination in hiring or employment practices should be submitted to the:

County Human Resources Director
800 E. Overland, Room 223
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2218; Fax (915) 546-8126


Grievance Record Retention Policy:

All written grievances received by El Paso County, appeals to the El Paso County Commissioners Court, and responses from these offices will be retained by El Paso County for at least three years.
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EL PASO COUNTY NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), El Paso County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: El Paso County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: El Paso County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in El Paso County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: El Paso County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in El Paso County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

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 El Paso County, should contact the ADA Coordinator at 800 E. Overland, Suite 223, El Paso Texas 79901; (915) 546-2218; Fax. (915) 546-8126, as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the El Paso County 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 El Paso County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the, ADA Coordinator at 800 E. Overland, Suite 223, El Paso Texas 79901; (915) 546-2218; Fax. (915) 546-8126.

El Paso County 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.
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Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Form - [PDF]


Userful Resources

National Websites
U.S. Department of Labor
ADA Business Connection
ADA Home Page
Commonly Asked Questions S– about Service Animals in Places of Business
Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities – Course to help you learn how to attract and successfully provide your services to this market
United States Access Board
– Chapter 10: Play Areas Facilities – ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
Disability Statistics Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics
Emergency Shelters

State Websites
Texas Accessibility Standards
DADS - The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Federal Disability Insurance
– Disability insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are paid Social Security taxes. For information and to apply for SSDI, go to their website.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who are little or no income. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. For information and to apply, go to their website at http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/