Statement of Nondescrimination and Affirmative Action Statement

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Glades Electric Cooperative Inc. is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization’s programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Jeffery R. Brewington, CEO of Glades Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from, and/or file a written complaint with, this organization; or the secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.

Affirmative Action Statement

Glades Electric Cooperative Inc. is an affirmative action organization and will continue to meet its nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations by insisting that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others who do business with the cooperative also adhere to strict nondiscriminatory and affirmative action practices.

Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full compliance of its affirmative action plan in its hiring, promotion and other employment practices. The cooperative invites and encourages all minority individuals and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on contracts for services needed by the cooperative.

Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any of these activities and needing more information about equal opportunities at the Cooperative may contact Jeffery R. Brewington, CEO and Affirmative Action Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative Inc., by writing to him at Glades Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL 33471, or by calling (863) 946-6200.