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Office of Civil Rights Staff

Larry J. Beat

Larry J. Beat, Director ​​​​​​​

Larry J. Beat, who goes by his nickname, Jerry, is currently the Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Jerry has worked in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for more than 29 years and has worked for the Department of Transportation, Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. He was inspired to go pursue a career in Civil Rights by his mother, a high school educator, and first-generation Mexican-American who was active in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jerry launched his Federal career in DOC OCR in the early 90s and is excited to be back at DOC and serving as OCR’s Director.

In 2001, Jerry served on a year-long Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment from NOAA to the national non-profit, Society for Advancement for Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, located in Santa Cruz, CA. He left Federal service to become SACNAS’ Executive Director in 2002 and 2003 and returned to Washington DC in 2004 and worked in FDA’s OEEODM.

While serving as Merit Systems Protection Board's Equal Employment Opportunity Director, Jerry and two colleagues from other agencies founded the Small Agency Council’s EEO, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in 2014-15 and later served as its chair from 2016-2018.

Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Classics (Attic Greek and Latin) from the University of Pittsburgh and completed graduate work in Counseling Psychology (MFT) at Dominican University in Marin County, CA. For more than two decades Jerry also taught English and Citizenship to speakers of other languages in Pittsburgh, PA, Rockville, MD, Washington, DC, and in San Mateo County, CA.


For general inquiries, please contact us at ocr@doc.gov

Select OCR Staff contact information: 

Title Name Email Address


Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Jerry Beat

Junish Arora



Senior Advisor to the Director

Executive Assistant to the Director

Edith McCloud

Cassandra (Cassie) Doyle



Director, Program Implementation Division

(NOTE:  as of October 1, 2022, 2020 Decennial Census cases previously processed by the Decennial Investigations and Adjudication Office will be processed by the Program Implementation Division)

Paul Redpath predpath@doc.gov

Chief Investigator

Sandra Zanelotti


Director, Policy & Evaluation Division Stacy Carter scarter@doc.gov
Director, Client Services & Resolution Division and EEO Officer (all bureaus except PTO, NOAA, Census, and NIST)* Bernadette Worthy bworthy@doc.gov
Senior Management/Budget Analyst (Budget Formulation/Execution, Procurement and Administrative Matters) Robin Mack rmack@doc.gov
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Manager Barbara Toy btoy@doc.gov
Senior Affirmative Employment Program Manager,  Hispanic Employment Program Manager,  Federal Women's Program Manager, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Initiative Manager, Workforce Barrier Analyst. Laura Soria  lsoria@doc.gov
Senior Disability Program Manager, Black Employment Program Manager. Monique Dismuke mdismuke@doc.gov
Data Management Analyst Felicia Harris fharris1@doc.gov
Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator (OS, EDA, ITA, MBDA, BIS, NTIA), Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Program Manager, and American Indian/Alaska Native Program Manager. Laura Soria lsoria@doc.gov
Sign Language Interpreting Service (Hoover Building)** Sign Language Interpreters' Desk slanguage@doc.gov

*PTO, NOAA, Census, and NIST employees and applicants: contact your Bureau EEO Officer.

To locate OCR staff not listed here, use the DOC Staff Directory.

Contact the Office of Civil Rights
Office/Group Phone Number
Director's Office (202) 482-0625 - Voice
Questions about:
  • EEO Counseling
  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • EEO and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Complaints
(202) 482-4993 - Voice
Complaints about discrimination and accessibility in Commerce and Commerce-funded programs and services (202) 482-0625 - Voice
Questions about:
  • Affirmative Employment Program
  • Management Directive 715
  • Workforce Demographics
(202) 482-5691
Sign Language Interpreting Service ** (202) 482-4481 - Voice
(202) 888-7763 (VP)

** For Bureaus/Offices outside the Hoover Building, contact your Bureau EEO Officer to find out what sign language interpreting services are available.