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About OCR

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) coordinates the enforcement of equal opportunity and accessibility for Commerce employees, job applicants, and users of programs and services operated or funded by the Department.

Department Organization Order 20-10 - prescribes the functions and organization of OCR.



Ensure equal opportunity and accessibility for users of programs and services operated or funded by the Department; and ensure equal employment opportunity for Commerce employees and job applicants.


To be a CFO/ASA community that provides outstanding service to our customers through open communication, transparency, collaboration, and optimum use of our talents.

Core Values

  • RESPECT: We are professional, cooperative, and collaborative.
  • INTEGRITY: We are honest, open, and accountable.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE: We are competent and knowledgeable professionals delivering high quality work products and services.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: We respect people’s differences while seeking understanding to create an environment where everyone feels valued and engaged.

Understanding OCR’s Functions

We know who to go to for what can be confusing at times, especially with the emphasis on equity and DEIA. To assist our stakeholders, OCR has developed a quick overview on our points of contact for general OCR matters, Civil Rights, Affirmative Employment and DEIA.