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.


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

Please contact Fernando Flores, Senior Analyst, phone: (510) 464-7503; fax: (510) 464-7587; or email: if you have any questions.

BAC Membership Application_2019-2021

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