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.


Event: Alameda CTC's 2018 Contracting, Networking, and Business Certification Workshop

  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • Alameda County Public Works Agency
  • 951 Turner Court, Hayward, CA 94545
  • 3/30/2018
  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Event: Small Business Outreach - TBD

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • City of Pittsburg - Council Chambers
  • 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565
  • 4/5/2018
  • 3:00PM - 5:00PM


Event: Small Business Outreach - TBD

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Berkeley Central Library
  • 2090 Kittredge St. (@ Shattuck)Berkeley, CA 94704
  • 4/13/2018
  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM


Event: NAWBO Propel Your Business Conference

  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Citizen Hotel 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • 4/22/2018
  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Introduction to Government Contracting

  • San Francisco Small Business Development Center & NorCal PTAC
  • San Francisco Public Library, Latino Hispanic Program Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • 4/24/2018
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM


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