FCPS Comprehensive Group Health Plan Benefit Communications

Discrimination is Against the Law

FCPS complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Frederick County Public Schools does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Frederick County Public Schools

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Penny Opalka, Senior Benefit Manager.

If you believe that Frederick County Public Schools has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the Senior Benefit Manager:

Penny Opalka
Senior Benefit Manager

191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 644-5112
Fax: 301-644-5122

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Penny Opalka is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf (opens in new window), or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1–800–868–1019, 800–537–7697 (TDD).

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html (opens in new window).

ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 1-301-644-5112.

注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-301-644-5112。

주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-301-644-5112 번으로 전화해 주십시오.