Office of Civil Rights

Mission Statement

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) serves a governance role at the District for equity programs and state and federal compliance. OCR's major compliance obligations at the District focuses on the following state and federal regulations and/or programs: Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California Labor Code, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Environmental Justice (EJ), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business and Non-Discrimination Program for Subcontracting.

OCR is comprised of three divisions that support these responsibilities: Workforce and Policy Compliance, Contract and Labor Compliance, and Economic Opportunity Policies and Programs.


Upcoming Outreach Events:

BART Informational Meeting

  • Fremont Public Library, Fukaya Room A, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
  • Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • RSVP:


BART Informational Meeting


San Francisco Small Business Week Workshop (U.S. SBA)


Small Business Outreach: Electrical Program


Small Business Outreach: Concrete Program


Small Business Outreach: Canopies Program

  • Location TBD
  • Monday, June 7th, 2018


BART Informational Meeting

  • Location TBD
  • Tuesday, June 8th, 2018


BART Informational Meeting


Small Business Outreach: Tunnel/Structure Renewal Program

  • Location TBD
  • Thursday, June 21st, 2018


BART Informational Meeting


Small Business Outreach: Hayward Maintenance Complex Program

  • Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
  • Date & Time TBD


Click here to download the February 14, 2018, Measure RR power point presentation.


To become a Local Small Business, Local LGBTBE, Local DVBE, download verification form  here.


For the Business Advisory Council Bylaws, click here.

Title VI Information

Click here for Title VI Info.

Contact Information

Contract Compliance and Certification:

Ruby Smith, Program Manager II, or (510) 464-6324

Labor Compliance:

Ardis Graham, Manager of Special Projects, or (510) 464-6195