Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and its land-grant partners, such as K-State Research and Extension, are committed to being equal opportunity providers of extension programs. These programs must treat every customer and employee with fairness, equality, and respect. This applies to all aspects of the program including identifying needs, setting priorities, allocating resources, selecting and assigning staff, conducting programs, and getting feedback.
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District strive to make its programs and events accessible to all Kansans who are otherwise eligible to participate in the activities. This applies to local and state events/programs. Reasonable accommodations are often possible for persons with disabilities who wish to participate, so long as granting the accommodations does not fundamentally alter the nature of the program, cause undue hardship or otherwise cause a direct threat to the health or safety of others. K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District will work with the participant to identify a reasonable accommodation which provides access to the desired program. Please note that the accommodation may not be the one proposed by the participant.
K-State Research and Extension and Post Rock District recognize that accommodations may be requested orally and in person, up to the date of the event. However, the timing and manner of a request potentially reduces our ability to determine a reasonable accommodation. It is essential for the Accommodation Request Form to be filled out FIRST at the local level in collaboration with a local Extension professional to launch a formal accommodations process.
Because it can take time to plan for some accommodations, K-State Research and Extension requests that the form be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event or activity. Submitting a request for accommodation on shorter notice may reduce or limit our ability to implement the accommodations.
Upon receipt of the Accommodation Request Form and the Verification of Disability Form along with an in-person, virtual or phone intake process, an eligibility team will determine accommodations. The team may consist of K-State Research and Extension and K-State Human Capital Services personnel as well as people knowledgeable about the day-to-day activities of the Extension user.
Following the eligibility meeting, persons requesting accommodations will be notified via email of the results.
To learn more about this process, contact the Post Rock District Team.
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COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan
The Post Rock District consists of a dedicated team with a strong skillset. We help you solve problems, make sound decisions, and improve quality of life!
Local K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) units are to follow the prevailing local authority’s COVID-19 protocols for local KSRE activities and events. In Post Rock District, our offices and programmatic outreach within our region of Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, and Smith Counties will follow the local COVID‐19 protocols of the county or city where the event or activity is taking place. When authority overlaps (for example, the county protocols conflict with those of the city), we will follow the more restrictive of the two sets of protocols. We will continue to implement health and safety precautions based on the requirements and recommendations from local health departments and KSRE to ensure quality programs are conducted in appropriate in-person, hybrid, virtual, or distance learning formats.
Any participant, volunteer, spectator, etc. will individually be allowed to follow more restrictive measures than local protocols for themselves. For example, if masks are not a part of local protocols, individuals who want to wear them are free to do so. Please communicate with the Post Rock District Team in advance of an activity to discuss alternative engagement options and/or accommodations.
If a county, regional, or state health risk arises resulting in a change in restrictions and guidelines, the Post Rock District Team will determine how to move forward. Post Rock District reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event or activity, rescheduling experiences as appropriate when safety precautions and alternative delivery strategies can be planned and executed.
Post Rock District offices in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne, and Smith Center are open for business during standard hours Monday through Friday. Curbside, phone, email, and virtual appointments are available to best meet your needs.
We continue to use phone, email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram to keep you informed. Contact a local extension office to access the Post Rock District Team.
Thank you for your cooperation.
COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Letter from the Post Rock District Director_May 5, 2021