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 opportunity (EO) and diversity activities. This includes: a) planning, implementing and directing programs designed to ensure equality of employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information (including family history), sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and gender identity), marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, military service, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor; b) managing the system for processing, adjudicating, and resolving complaints of discrimination in compliance with all applicable laws, 29 C.F.R. Part 1614, and other guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); c) developing and directing a program of reasonable accommodation for SSA’s employees with disabilities; d) developing and maintaining all necessary information systems to manage SSA’s EO programs, develop reliable statistical analyses and track EO workloads. For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity at the Social Security Administration, please contact OCREO at (410) 965-3318.