Office of Civil Rights

Mission Statement

The Office of Civil Rights aims to create a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, ensures that those who do business with BART are treated equitably and is responsible for Environmental Justice, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice strategy, policy and program implementation at BART. 

What We Do

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is committed to serve internal and external customers with a variety of services to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and/or programs. The office is comprised of the following divisions: Contract and Labor Compliance Programs, Economic Opportunity Policies and Programs, Workforce and Policy Compliance, and Agreement Compliance Programs.

Certification Programs: BART is one of the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) certifying agencies who facilitate DBE certifications for those firms whose primary place of business is in Bay Area/Central Valley counties. For information on how to get certified, click here B2Gnow. For general inquiries, you can email [email protected] or call 510-874-7461.

Small Business Support Services (SBSS): provides Pre-Award and Post-Award Small Business Support Services (SBSS) to increase the successful participation of small, minority, women, Disabled Veteran and LGBT-owned businesses on BART’s construction contracts. For additional information on SBSS click here.

Contract Monitoring and Labor Compliance Programs: ensures transparency, compliance, and accountability of Construction contracts and oversees prevailing wage requirements on all BART contracts. For information on prevailing wage, click here. For information on project stabilization agreements click here.

Agreement Compliance Program: ensures transparency, compliance, and accountability of professional service contracts. Click here for information on work plan 

Equal Employment Opportunity: BART is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related) or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and Environmental Justice (EJ): prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs that receive federal funding. BART is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities.

Outreach Events: to view list of upcoming events, click here. 

Upcoming Contracts: to view list of upcoming contract opportunities, click here.


Policy Statements