ADVOCACY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DIVISION
As a result of the agency's reorganization, the Prevention Resource Team and the Protection and Advocacy Division were combined into one division. Governor Branstad redesignated the Protection and Advocacy Division as a private non-profit corporation effective October 1, 1984. The new corporation will be known as Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. Protection and Advocacy, which is federally funded, provides services to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities. Their new office is located at:
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6
Des Moines, IA. 50310
The agency promulgated administrative rules on affirmative action that define state agencies' responsibilities to implement affirmative action, but also guidance in developing and implementing their affirmative action plans. These rules are contained in the section "FY 1984 Administrative Rules."
To provide various outreach activities to the public continued to be the division's primary thrust for the prevention of discrimination in Iowa. The following chart is a summary of the division's outreach activities during FY 1984
|Meetings and Projects||132|
The following charts are a summary
of the inquiries received from November 1, 1983, (the date on which this
information became available in this format) to June 30, 1984.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Private Employee||Citizen||Private Employer||Government Employer||Lawyer||*All Others|
In Chart 2, the type of caller
is the person or group who made the inquiry for information and consultation
on civil rights laws, or seeking intervention.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Employment||Non-601A||Public Accom.||Housing||*All Others|
Chart 3 illustrates the area
of discrimination the caller made inquiry about. Non-601A area means the
inquiry did not involve a situation protected under the Iowa Civil Rights
Act. Note that this chart only reflects 639 of the 666 inquiries received
during this time period. No information is available on the remaining 27
|Total Inquiries||Total||Sex||Disability||Race||Age||Religion||Non-601A||*All Others|
Chart 4 illustrates the basis
of discrimination the caller made inquiry about, e.g., a female employee
calling about pregnancy leave or an employer asking about age restrictions
on hiring. Non-601A basis means the inquiry did not involve a basis protected
under the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Note that this chart only reflects 611
of the 666 inquiries received during this time period. No information is
available on the remaining 55 inquiries.
|Total Inquiries||Total||Pregnancy Leave||Terms & Conditions||Termination||Unfair Treatment||Non-601A||*All Others|
*All others: includes 26
other areas, e.g., failure to hire, affirmative action, unequal wages,
Chart 5 illustrates the nature of the problem or situation the caller made inquiry about. Non-601A area means the inquiry did not involve a situation protected under the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Note that this chart only reflects 616 of the 666 inquiries received during this time period. No information is available on the remaining 50 inquiries.