Civil Rights and Compliance

Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity

The Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (OCREO) provides national direction on a wide range of SSA’s equal employment opportunity (EEO), civil rights and diversity activities. This includes: a) planning, implementing and directing programs designed to ensure equality in employment for all employees regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information (including family history), sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), marital status, parental status, military service, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor; b) processing, adjudicating, and resolving complaints of discrimination in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and other guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); c) directing and managing a program of reasonable accommodation for SSA’s employees with disabilities; and d) developing and maintaining all necessary information systems to manage SSA’s EEO programs, develop reliable statistical analyses and track EEO workloads. For further information regarding EEO at the Social Security Administration, please contact OCREO at