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Costruction Compliance


This unit is responsible for ensuring state contractors implement and adhere to the state’s affirmative action policy. The unit’s overall responsibilities include conducting project-site reviews to ensure contractors are in compliance with the state’s affirmative action laws, including ensuring that contractors utilize minorities and women in the construction trades, and issuing certificates of compliance.

For questions or concerns, please contact our office at 614-466-8380.

    For questions or concerns, please contact our office at 614-466-8380.

    Pam Osborne, EEO Program Manager

    Tim Collins, EEO Contract Officer
    Kathrine Dabney, EEO Contract Specialist
    Brenda Hodge, EEO Contract Officer
    Charles King, EEO Contract Officer
    Priscilla Smith, EEO Contract Specialist
    Alonzo Webb, EEO Contract Specialist

    Affirmative Action Program Verification

    Applicability: Vendors (Goods and Services Providers)

    In accordance with Revised Code 125.111(B), all contractors from whom the State or any of its political subdivisions make purchases shall have a written affirmative action program for the employment and effective utilization of economically disadvantaged persons, as referred to in division (E)(1) of section 122.71 of the Revised Code.  Annually, each such contractor shall file a description of the affirmative action program and a progress report on its implementation with the equal employment opportunity office (EOD) of the Department of Administrative Services.


    Criteria for Affirmative Action Program Verification (AAPV):

    Purchase from state agency or political subdivision of $2,500 or more

    Certificate of Compliance
    Pursuant to Revised Code 9.47, the purpose of the Certificate of Compliance (COC) is to determine if a contractor has complied with all federal and state affirmative action programs to which the contractor was subject pursuant to Revised Code 153.59. 

    Applicability: Construction Contractors
    No state or state assisted contract shall be entered into unless the bidder posses a valid Certificate of Compliance pursuant to Revised Code 9.47.

    All EOD applications are submitted electronically via the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG). EOD will not receive an application unless the "check out" process is completed on the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG) website and you receive a confirmation number.

    Below are are helpful tips for navigating in OBG. Please refer to detailed instruction (below) for additional information.

    • Select "Equal Opportunity Division" from drop-down list of services in order to complete an EOD form.
    • Although the check out process includes a button that reads "Checkout (Ready to File and Pay))," please note that there is NO FEE required to submit a form to EOD when you click the button.  EOD forms are completely FREE to submit.
    • A confirmation number will be provided if the form is successfully checked out on OBG.
    • EOD will receive any application from OBG the following business day. We will not be able to begin processing said application until that time.

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    Instructions for submitting applications through OBG  

    General Contact

    4200 Surface Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43228
    Phone: 614-466-8380
    Fax: 614-728-5628
    Email: eod@das.ohio.gov

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