Advancing Equity at the Commission on Civil Rights
The Commission on Civil Rights’ central focus is improving the enforcement of federal civil rights laws and strengthening civil rights policy - thereby advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all. The Commission also recognizes the role of a healthy and inclusive organizational culture and the need to build an organization that reflects the communities that the agencies and programs serve, and why the agency is committed to Executive Order (EO) 13985 (“Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government”).
USCCR Equity Action Plan
This Equity Action Plan, in conjunction with Executive Order (EO) 13985, outlines how the Commission on Civil Rights will reduce barriers and improve access in the following ways:
- Modernize the process and technology the agency uses to track self-referred complaints to support civil rights enforcement.
- Provide increased language access for public Advisory Committee meetings, streamline the advisory committee appointment process, and improve outreach for greater engagement with underserved communities.
- Increase contract awards to Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Minority Business Enterprises.
- White House Equity Agenda
- White House Equity News
- FACT SHEET: How President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda Helps Black Communities
- Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically black Colleges and Universities
- A Proclamation on National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2021
- Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics
- Government-Wide Strategic Plan
- White House Blog: Meeting a Milestone
- Budget Fact Sheets