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TAB 1 of the Investigations Procedure Manual

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Referral for Lack of Jurisdiction
Letter to Federal Agency

[Agency or Component Head designated
for civil rights complaint referrals]

Re: Complaint Number
Complainant v. Any Old Discriminators

Dear:

Enclosed for your review is a letter received by the Coordination and Review Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The matter does not appear to be within the jurisdiction of our office. [Specifically, we do not provide Federal financial assistance to the alleged respondent.] [While we provide Federal financial assistance to this respondent, we do not have jurisdiction over the issues raised in the complaint.]

However, the issues raised may fall within the jurisdiction of your agency, so we are referring this complaint to your office for review and disposition. If you have any questions about this letter, please feel free to call Ms. Jones, of my staff, at (000) 000-0000 (voice and TDD).

Sincerely,
Merrily A. Friedlander
Chief
Coordination and Review Section
Civil Rights Division

Enclosure


Referral for Lack of Jurisdiction
Letter to Complainant

Complainant
Address

Re: Complaint Number
Complainant v. Any Old Discriminators

Dear Ms. Complainant:

Your letter has been received by the Coordination and Review Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. We have reviewed the information you have provided, but the matter does not appear to be within the jurisdiction of our office. [Specifically, we do not provide Federal financial assistance to the alleged respondent and, therefore, do not have jurisdiction to investigate the issues you have raised.] [While we provide Federal financial assistance to this respondent, we do not have jurisdiction over the issues raised in your complaint. The laws that we enforce include ...]

However, by the enclosed letter[s], we have referred the matter to the agency [agencies] that is [are] most likely to assist you. If you have any questions about this referral, please contact the agency to which your correspondence has been referred.

Sincerely,

Merrily A. Friedlander
Chief
Coordination and Review Section
Civil Rights Division

Enclosure


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