External Compliance (Title VI) – New Developments!
JUST RELEASED: “Title VI Progress Report” and “Issue Paper on the Role of Complainants and Recipients in the Civil Rights Complaints and Resolution Process”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has a broad mission that includes enforcing several Federal civil rights laws that together prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin (including limited-English proficiency), disability, sex and age in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance (FFA) from EPA.
Consistent with EPA’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its external civil rights compliance program, today OCR is releasing:
- A report that outlines its progress on specific deliverables related to Title VI compliance efforts, as a supplement to Plan EJ 2014 “Title VI Progress Report.”
- A policy paper entitled “Issue Paper on the Role of Complainants and Recipients in the Civil Rights Complaints and Resolution Process.” The purpose of this paper is to promote greater participation by complainants and recipients in the civil rights complaint and resolution process, including Title VI complaints, by clarifying existing practices and identifying opportunities for greater participation within that framework.
For more information about the Title VI Progress Report and the Issue Paper on the Role of Complainants and Recipients in the Civil Rights Complaints and Resolution Process please see EPA’s Frequently Asked Questions and the documents linked below.
Title VI Progress Report
Issue Paper on the Role of Complainants and Recipients in the Civil Rights Complaints and Resolution Process (Role of Complainants and Recipients Issue Paper)
For more information about the Roles of Complainants and Recipients Issue Paper (PDF)(6pp, 302K, About PDF) see Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)(3pp, 166K, About PDF)
Factsheet - Office of Civil Rights
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment based on merit, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, parental status, or disability.
EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the Office of the Administrator (AO) provides leadership, direction, and guidance in carrying out the Agency’s equal employment programs. OCR provides policy and technical assistance to EPA’s Headquarters offices, Regional offices, and laboratories located throughout the country in carrying out their responsibilities related to civil rights and in complying with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
On this Website you will find information on Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is also the place to find the latest information on the diversity of EPA's work force.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Civil Rights
Mail Code 1201A
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20460
Phone: (202) 564-7272
Fax: (202) 501-1836