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Equal Opportunity

It is the mission of the Equal Opportunity Division to serve, support, and find solutions for Ohioans by ensuring equal opportunity to and fair treatment in government contracting and state employment. The Division strives to achieve its mission by implementing and enforcing the state’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies, and implementing and monitoring the state’s procurement preference programs for minority-owned, women-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

Leadership Team
Gregory L. Williams, Deputy Director and State EEO Coordinator
Pam Osborne, Assistant Deputy Director
Bobbi Bell, Program Administrator

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Unit
Vacant, Program Manager

Business Certification and Compliance Unit
Todd McGonigle, Program Manager

Research and Reporting Unit

Cassandra Sellan, Program Administrator

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2017 MLK Awards

The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is accepting nominations in eight categories for Ohioans for their efforts to keep Dr. King's dream alive and advance his philosophy of nonviolent social change. Don't delay! Nominate that deserving individual or organization, that unsung hero, today. The nomination deadline is Sept. 30, 2016.

Awards will be presented at the annual commemorative celebration Jan. 12 in downtown Columbus. 


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Strengthening Ohio Minority Businesses

MBE Cross Certification is easier than ever!

The State of Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program has entered into reciprocal agreements with several similar programs operated by municipalities and other entities.

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