§ 91.3.

ACCESS TO LANGUAGE SERVICES

a.

Utilizing sufficient Bilingual Employees in Public Contact Positions, Tier 1 Departments shall provide information and services to the public in each language spoken by a Substantial Number of Limited English Speaking Persons or to the public served by a Covered Department Facility in each language spoken by a Concentrated Number of Limited English Speaking Persons. Tier 1 Departments comply with their obligations under this Section if they provide the same level of service to Limited English Speaking Persons as they provide English speakers.

b.

Tier 1 Departments need only implement the hiring requirements in the Language Access Ordinance by filling public contact positions made vacant by retirement or normal attrition. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize the dismissal of any City employee in order to carry out the Language Access Ordinance.

c.

All Departments shall inform Limited English Speaking Persons who seek services, in their native tongue, of their right to request translation services from all City departments.

History

(Added by Ord. 128-01, File No. 011051, App. 6/15/2001; Ord. 202-09, File No. 090461, App. 8/28/2009)

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