Office of Civil Rights Overview

The Office of Civil Rights administers four different programs related to the application of various Federal Civil Rights laws and regulations.

Those programs include: 

  1. The Equal Employment Opportunity program for GSA's employees and applicants for employment; 
  2. The Nondiscrimination in Federally Conducted Programs and Activities program for federal tenants (and their employees) and members of the general public seeking access to programs and activities conducted by GSA; and 
  3. The Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities program for persons eligible to participate in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from GSA.
  4. The Affirmative Employment Program which refers to the preventative steps an agency takes to help ensure Equal Employment Opportunities.  In FY2015 this was realigned to OCR.

The Office of Civil Rights also administers the appeals process for administrative grievances filed by GSA employees.

The Office of Civil Rights has Federal Relay Service (FRS) capabilities that enable individuals with hearing impairments to communicate with us. FRS may be accessed at 1-800-877-8339.



GSA and Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 

Last Reviewed 2015-06-30