Los Alamos County Civil Rights & Diversity

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Civil Rights Objectives

The overriding civil rights goal is to offer equal access and opportunity to everyone in Los Alamos County.

The Concept of Parity

Parity is the point at which participation of under-represented minorities or women/men in our program reflects the groups' proportionate representation in the population of potential recipients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines achievement of parity as when participation of such groups in a program is 80% or more of their proportion in a potential audience. So, if an under-represented group is 50% of your potential audience, you have technically achieved parity when participation of that group is 40% (50% X 80% = 40%).


Useful Links

  • How to File a Complaint
    Everyone has a right to file a complaint and it is our responsibility to inform people of the steps they can take if they wish to file a complaint.