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Civil Rights

EPA's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces federal civil rights laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that protect employees and applicants for employment from discrimination. OCR also provides policy guidance and technical assistance to program offices within EPA on civil rights compliance and equal employment opportunity.

NOTE: The enforcement of federal civil rights laws, such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibit discrimination against members of the public by recipients of EPA funds, is the responsibility of the External Civil Rights Compliance Office, within the Office of the General Counsel.