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Equal Opportunity


The Equal Opportunity Division's mission is to advocate and assist on behalf of Ohio's minority and socially disadvantaged businesses and work to align those businesses with state government contract and procurement opportunities.  

The division also oversees and monitors state agency actions pertaining to the fair treatment and equal employment opportunities for state employees and applicants for state employment. 

Further, EOD's objectives and goals are to increase the utilization of certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) businesses, increase the utilization of MBE and EDGE businesses and ensure that all state contractors are complying with EEO/construction compliance regulations, and that all state agencies are adhering to the state's affirmative action mandates for contracting and employment. 


News of the Day

Below are highlights of just a few of the "big ticket" items occurring in the Equal Opportunity Division.  Please check back soon as we feature new events and items.   

30th Annual MLK Awards and Commemorative Celebration
The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission presented awards to seven Ohioans for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change. Speakers included youth who took first place in their respective age divisions of the 2014 Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest sponsored by the commission. 


Available today:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission 2015 Calendar

​​​​​The 2015 MLK Calendar is now available! Get yours at a distribution center near you.

Leadership Team
Gregory L. Williams, Deputy Director, State EEO Coordinator
Bobbi Bell, Program Administrator, Minority Affairs

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Unit
Felicia Godbolt, EEO Program Manager

Certification (MBE/EDGE) Unit
Todd McGonigle, EEO Program Manager
Cassandra Sellan, Program Administrator, Research and Reporting

Construction Compliance Unit
Pam Osborne, EEO Program Manager