Grievance Procedure - Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements 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 the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The organization's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation.

Click here to submit on-line or mail to:

Artica Gaston

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

ADA Coordinator

2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.

Suite 1252 East

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Artica Gaston or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Artica Gaston or her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of DNR and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by Artica Gaston or her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator, Stacey Peace or her designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator, Stacey Peace or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator, Stacey Peace or her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by GA DNR ADA Coordinator, Artica Gaston or her designee, appeals to the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator, Stacey Peace or her designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ADA Coordinator, Artica Gaston, for at least three years.

 

New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

For more information, please visit this link: https://itun.es/us/8sKAlb.l