ERIC Number: ED422669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Office for Civil Rights. Annual Report to Congress, Fiscal Year 1995.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, and age in America's schools, colleges, and universities. To gauge how the department is fulfilling that mission, a description of the OCR's policy-guidance efforts, complaint investigations, and enforcement activities for Fiscal Year 1995, is provided here. The report focuses on how the OCR is changing and how the office has moved from a reactive to a proactive approach to civil rights enforcement. The office's efforts to resolve complaints of illegal discrimination are described, along with details of how the OCR initiates investigations in serious cases of illegal discrimination, including those involving program admissions. Ways in which the OCR empowers others to prevent illegal discrimination, such as guides that help schools conduct an evaluation of their compliance with legislation, onsite consultations, conference participation, training classes, and workshops, are discussed. An overview of how the OCR has extended its mission and continues to strive to serve populations in need is provided. Three appendices list issues on staffing and budgeting, publications of the OCR, and addresses and telephone numbers of regional OCR offices. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.