Office of Civil Rights
Due to the shelter-in-place order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Civil Rights Certification Unit is working remotely to assist you with the certification process. We currently do not have access to mail that have arrived on or after March 17, 2020. We are urging all firms to email (or resend via email) all correspondence to OCRcertifications@bart.gov. Until further notice, please send your certification applications, notification of material changes, annual affidavits, documentation of business size, and other correspondence to OCRcertifications@bart.gov.
If you have any questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact the Certification Unit:
- Ruby Smith at (510) 464-6324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alma Basurto at (510) 318-4302 or email at ABasurt@bart.gov.
- Tim Lohrentz at (415) 250-7879 or email at Tlohren@bart.gov.
We encourage you to monitor the Office of Civil Rights website for the latest updates regarding the District’s equity programs and any additional actions taken during this public health emergency.
The District appreciates your understanding as we navigate these unusual times.
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.
BART seeks members for Business Advisory Council
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (District) is seeking new members for its Business Advisory Council (BAC) for the next term (2019-21).
The BAC was established in 2010 to encourage communications between the District and the small business community and to advise the District in its efforts to ensure that small businesses are afforded equal opportunities to participate on District contracts and agreements.
BAC members serve a two-year period and meetings are typically held every two months from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at District facilities. BAC members represent a variety of industries such as professional services, architecture and engineering, procurement and construction.
If interested in joining the BAC, please submit an application (link below), a letter of recommendation from your organization, as well as a cover letter describing your interest to the Office of Civil Rights by September 17, 2019:
300 Lakeside Drive, 16th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Attention: Fernando Flores or email to email@example.com
Please contact Fernando Flores, Senior Analyst, phone: (510) 464-7503; fax: (510) 464-7587; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Title VI Information
Contract Compliance and Certification:
Ruby Smith, Program Manager II, email@example.com or (510) 464-6324
Emilija Besic, Manager of Special Projects, firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 287-4951