Title VI Complaints and Concerns

The City of Oneonta and Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The City of Oneonta operates all of its federally-assisted programs and provides public services without regard to race, color, and national origin. Further, the City of Oneonta provides services to the public and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, familial or marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information / predisposition or carrier status, self-identified or perceived sex, gender expression, gender identity and the status of being transgender, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Oneonta by filling out a complaint form. Complaint forms are available at OPT or the Human Resources Department, located in Neahwa Park. Complaints should be made in writing and mailed, emailed, or delivered to:

Joseph Temming, Human Resources Director & Title VI Coordinator
City of Oneonta – City Hall
258 Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820
Email: jtemming@oneonta.ny.us

The City will respond and may request further information with the goal of obtaining an appropriate resolution. Formal complaints may also be initiated by filing a complaint with the Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights or the New York State Division of Human Rights. They can be contacted at the following addresses:       

NYS Division of Human Rights Federal Transit Administration 
Office of Civil Rights Binghamton Regional Office
Regional Office 44 Hawley Street, Room 603
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Binghamton, NY 13901
Washington, DC 20590 Phone: 518-473-2966
Phone: 888-446-4511 Email: InfoBinghamton@dhr.ny.gov

A copy of the City’s Title VI Plan is available for viewing here.