The mission of the Business Certification and Compliance Unit is to ensure equal opportunity access to and fair treatment in government contracting. The unit strives to achieve its mission by maximizing contracting opportunities through certification of minority-owned, women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, certifying veteran-owned businesses, and enforcing the affirmative action laws and regulations required of contractors doing business with the State of Ohio.
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All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing as part of the public comments period of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) process. Those persons who wish to provide oral testimony are encouraged to contact the Department of Administrative Services through firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than August 25, 2020 at 5 p.m., and may be given preference in the order of their testimony.
All interested persons providing written comments in lieu of oral testimony are encouraged to send their comments, no later than August 26, 2020 at 5 p.m., to:
The Department of Administrative Services
Office of Legal Services
Attn: Sharon Jennings / Paul A. Russell
30 East Broad Street, Suite 4023
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The unit has the responsibility for implementing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program and the Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) program. Those responsibilities include:
The unit also has responsibility for certifying businesses into the Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE) program.
The unit has the responsibility for implementing the Construction Compliance program. Those responsibilities include
Team Members Todd McGonigle, Program Manager
Kathy Dabney, EEO Contract Specialist
Paul Holliman, EEO Contract Specialist
Priscilla Smith, EEO Contract Specialist
Alonzo Webb, EEO Contract Specialist
Tim Collins, EEO Contract Officer
Brenda Hodge, EEO Contract Officer
Darryl Kershaw, EEO Contract Officer
Charles King, EEO Contract Officer
Michael Lester, EEO Contract Officer
Donald Stinson, Jr., EEO Contract Officer
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File a Discrimination Complaint
Affirmative Action Program Verification
Certificate of Compliance
Submit I-29 (Work-hour Utilization)