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Last revision: April 10, 1992
§1614.106 Individual complaints.
(a) A complaint must be filed with the agency that allegedly
discriminated against the complainant.
(b) A complaint must be filed within 15 days of receipt of the
notice required by 1614.105 (d), (e) or (f).
(c) A complaint must contain a signed statement from the person
claiming to be aggrieved or that person's attorney. This statement
must be sufficiently precise to identify the aggrieved individual and
the agency and to describe generally the action(s) or practice(s) that
form the basis of the complaint. The complaint must also contain a
telephone number and address where the complainant or the
representative can be contacted.
(d) The agency shall acknowledge receipt of a complaint in writing
and inform the complainant of the date on which the complaint was
filed. Such acknowledgement shall also advise the complainant that:
(1) the complainant has the right to appeal the final decision or
dismissal of all or a portion of a complaint; and
(2) The agency is required to conduct a complete and fair
investigation of the complaint within 180 days of the filing of the
complaint unless the parties agree in writing to extend the period.