Grievance Procedure Under the ADA

Grievance Procedure Under the 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 Village of Itasca. The Itasca 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 the 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 to:
Ioana Ardelean
ADA Coordinator
550 West Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the Village ADA Coordinator or his/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 the Village of Itasca and offer options for substantive resolution or the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator or his / her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and / or his / her designee may appeal the decision with 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Village Administrator or his / her designee. Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Village Administrator or his / her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Village Administrator or his / 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 the ADA Coordinator or his / her designee, appeals to the Village Administrator or his/her designee, and responses from these 2 offices will be retained by the Village for at least 3 years.