AF(LEGAL) - ACCESS TO PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND ACTIVITIES

Social Security Numbers

Exceptions

  1. Any disclosure that is required by federal statute. The United States Internal Revenue Code provides that the social security number issued to an individual for purposes of federal income tax laws shall be used as the identifying number for taxpayers;
  2. Any disclosure to an ESC maintaining a system of records in existence and operating before January 1, 1975, if such disclosure was required under statute or regulation adopted before such date to verify the identity of an individual; or
  3. Any use for the purposes of establishing the identity of individuals affected by any tax, general public assistance, driver's license, or motor vehicle registration law within an ESC's jurisdiction.

Statement of Uses

Privacy Act of 1974, Pub. L. No. 93-579, sec. 7(b), 88 Stat. 1896, 1897 (1974)

Individuals with Disabilities

Definition

Reasonable Modification

Communications

Auxiliary Aids and Services

  1. Qualified interpreters, note-takers, transcription services, written materials, assistive listening systems, and other effective methods for making aurally delivered materials available to individuals with hearing impairments;
  2. Qualified readers, taped texts, audio recordings, Braille materials, large print materials, or other effective methods for making visually delivered materials available to individuals with visual impairments;
  3. Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; and
  4. Other similar services and actions.

Limits of Required Modification

Notice

Compliance Coordinator

Religious Freedom

Adverse Action Prohibited

Definitions

  1. Withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any grant, contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement, loan, scholarship, license, registration, accreditation, employment, or other similar status from or to a person;
  2. Withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any benefit provided under a benefit program from or to a person;
  3. Alter in any way the tax treatment of, cause any tax, penalty, or payment assessment against, or deny, delay, or revoke a tax exemption of a person;
  4. Disallow a tax deduction for any charitable contribution made to or by a person;
  5. Deny admission to, equal treatment in, or eligibility for a degree from an educational program or institution to a person; or
  6. Withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny access to a property, educational institution, speech forum, or charitable fundraising campaign from or to a person.
  1. An employee of a governmental entity acting within the employee's scope of employment;
  2. A contractor of a governmental entity acting within the scope of the contract; or
  3. An individual or a medical or residential custodial health-care facility while the individual or facility is providing medically necessary services to prevent another individual's death or imminent serious physical injury.

Gov't Code 2400.001

Interpretation

  1. Preempt a state or federal law that is equally or more protective of the free exercise of religious beliefs or to narrow the meaning or application of a state or federal law protecting the free exercise of religious beliefs; or
  2. Prevent an ESC from providing, either directly or through a person who is not seeking protection under this prohibition, any benefit or service authorized under state or federal law.

Gov't Code 2400.005

Exception for Prohibited Contracts or Investments

Region III Education Service Center

AF(LEGAL)-ESCA

UPDATE 25

DATE ISSUED: 7/6/2020