Treatment of public assistance applicants and recipients
- • grievance procedure
(1) All applicants for and recipients of public assistance shall be treated in a courteous, fair and dignified manner by Department of Human Services personnel.
(2) Any applicant or recipient who alleges discourteous, unfair or undignified treatment by department personnel or alleges that incorrect or inadequate information regarding public assistance programs has been provided by department personnel may file a grievance with the department. The department shall publicize the grievance system in each local office.
(3) The grievance shall be discussed first with the supervisor of the employee against whom the grievance is filed. If the grievance is not resolved, the applicant or recipient may discuss the grievance with the local office manager.
(4) The department shall compile a monthly report summarizing each grievance filed against department personnel and the action taken. The report shall identify each grievance by local office and indicate the number of grievances filed against individual employees. The report shall protect the anonymity of department personnel. The report shall be presented to the Family Services Review Commission and to all county public welfare boards. [Formerly 411.977]
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