Non-Discrimination Policy

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative is a recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability shall be excluded from participation, in admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization’s programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization and subsidiaries nondiscrimination compliance efforts is DRTC’s general manager. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD). Complaints must be files within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.


Dickey Rural Networks
Attn: Kent Schimke
9628 Hwy 281
PO Box 69
Ellendale, ND 58436-0069
Tel: 701.344.5000
Fax: 701.344.4300

Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity

Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative (dba Dickey Rural Networks or DRN) is compliant with Equal Opportunity (EEO) program and reporting requirements pursuant to the FCC’s rules and regulations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at DRN will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Cooperative does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DRN will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. DRN is committed to taking all other actions necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity for persons with known disabilities in accordance with the ADA and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410