Investigation of Complaint

Investigation of Complaint

How will a complaint be investigated?

 

Complaints filed under the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures will be investigated and a decision made within sixty calendar days of the District’s receipt, unless the complainant agrees to an extension. The compliance officer may informally discuss the possibility of mediation with the parties to the complaint. If the parties do not agree to mediation or mediation does not resolve the complaint, the compliance officer will proceed with an investigation of the complaint. The compliance officer or designee will interview alleged victims, alleged offenders, and relevant witnesses. The compliance officer may review available records, statements, or notes related to the complaint, including evidence or information received from the parties during the investigation. The compliance officer may visit reasonably accessible locations where discrimination is alleged to have occurred.

Complaints that are not filed under the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures will be investigated and decided pursuant to the applicable procedure.

The compliance officer shall apply a "preponderance of the evidence" standard in determining the veracity of the factual allegations in a complaint. This standard is met if the allegation is more likely to be true than not.

 

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