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image title: Answers to common questions + our FOIA reading roomThe purpose of the Methods of Administration (MOA) program is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs.  Through its Methods of Administration authority, OCR oversees the civil rights compliance programs of state agencies that administer career and technical education.  The state agencies’ responsibilities under the MOA program are set out in the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs (Guidelines) (Appendix B of the Title VI regulation and the Section 504 regulation, and Appendix A of the Title IX regulation).  These responsibilities include: conducting targeted compliance reviews of selected secondary and postsecondary schools that provide career and technical education; securing corrective action when civil rights violations are found; and periodically reporting civil rights activities and findings to OCR.  Partnership and collaboration between OCR and the state agencies has been an important underpinning of the MOA program.  To guide and assist state agencies in their civil rights compliance activities, OCR evaluates state agency compliance reports, provides individualized recommendations for improvement of state agency compliance programs, conducts an annual training conference, and provides case-specific technical assistance.

 


Date  

Title of Document

 

January 11, 2012

 

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Documentation Requirements for On-Site Reviews in Letters of Findings

 
  • "Dear Colleague" letter PDF (675.4K)

August 8, 2005

 

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Targeting Plan Requirements

 
  • "Dear Colleague" letter PDF (313.5K)

December 28, 1998

 

Dear Colleague Letter on MOA Program Biennial Compliance Reports

 
  • "Dear Colleague" Letter PDF (335K)

September 26, 1996

 

Revised Procedures for Preparing the Methods of Administration (MOA) Described in the Vocational Education Guidelines

 
  • Memorandum of Procedures PDF (551K)

March 21, 1979

 

Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap

 

Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap




   
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