Verbal Beginnings, LLC (Verbal Beginnings) maintains an open and equitable personnel system to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) state and federal agencies. Verbal Beginnings’ personnel policies, procedures, and practices prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex. Verbal Beginnings’ employment opportunities are provided for applicants with disabilities and reasonable accommodation(s) are made to meet the physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants or employees.
All Verbal Beginnings’ client admissions, services, and referrals of clients are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age or sex. Language and communication skills are assessed during intake and reasonable accommodations are made in the clinical assessment and provision of services.
Any Verbal Beginnings’ employee, job applicant, client, vendor, or community stakeholder who believes they have been discriminated against may file a complaint of discrimination with any of the following Verbal Beginnings contacts or with the appropriate state/federal entity below:
Verbal Beginnings Human Resources Department
Verbal Beginnings Compliance Hotline/Email Box
Ph. (240) 835-0956
Verbal Beginnings Concern Mailbox
Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Bureau of Equal Opportunity Room 225, Health & Welfare Building
P.O. Box 2675 Harrisburg, PA 17105
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
Suite 372, Public Ledger Building 150 South Independence
Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111
Pittsburgh Regional Human Relations Office
301 Fifth Avenue Suite 390, Piatt Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 565-5395 (412) 565-5711 TTY users only
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
HHS.gov – Office for Civil Rights
Verbal Beginnings will investigate and resolve all EEOC and discrimination complaints through the Human Resources Department, Compliance Program, and any state/federal regulatory agencies as appropriate. All corrective and disciplinary actions up to, and including termination from employment, are reviewed through the Compliance Program.
Russ Graves, CHC
Director of Compliance
Verbal Beginnings, LLC