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 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. 

Certification Unit (MBE/EDGE) 

       -- MBE Certification

       -- EDGE Certification

Construction Compliance Unit (CCU)  

       -- Affirmative Action Program Verification

       -- Certificate of Compliance

       -- Input Form 29

       -- Project Site Monitoring

       -- Compliance Reviews

Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Unit 
       -- Discrimination/Harassment complaints for state employees and job applicants

       -- Diversity and EEO Training

       -- Agency EEO Strategic Plans

       -- Agency Workforce Reports

Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission 


Equal Opportunity Division | News of the Day


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

Ohio Administrative Code Rules Review


Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014 Calendars


Leadership Team

Harry Colson, Interim Deputy Director/State EEO Coordinator
Orvell Johns, Assistant Deputy Director
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

Construction Compliance Unit
Pam Osborne, EEO Program Manager