Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) Case Processing Manual (CPM) Update 11/20/18
US DOE OCR
OCR issued a press release outling key revisions to the Case Processing Manual. A very important change is eliminating sec 108(t) which was added in March 2018 and has allowed OCR to dismiss many complaints.
Key revisions to the CPM include the following:
Requires OCR to comport with the First Amendment when investigating and resolving complaints.
Restores appeals for complainants, who can appeal findings of insufficient evidence, as well as certain types of dismissals, and provides recipients with the opportunity to respond to appeals.
Eliminates section 108(t) from the earlier CPM, which had provided that OCR would dismiss a complaint that is part of a pattern of complaints that places an unreasonable burden on OCR’s resources.