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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC.

I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

G. Michael Payton, Executive Director 


June 2016 - OCRC Celebrates with Indianapolis EEOC OfficePhoto of Downtown Indianapolis

Staff from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission traveled to Indianapolis on June 29 to celebrate the retirement of the leader at the Indianapolis district office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency responsible for enforcing employment law. The Indianapolis District Director invited OCRC staff to celebrate the long and prolific career of Webster Smith, who has been a great partner and collaborator  to the Commission.  


Photo of Ronnell Tomlinson and others

May 19, 2016 - OCRC Cohosts Cincinnati Fair Housing Training

‚ÄčOn May 18, OCRC Director of Housing and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ronnell Tomlinson, worked with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing A
uthority and the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST program to present a free training on the Fair Housing Act on May 18, 2016 in Cincinnati. The training focused on the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act, disability rights laws, and making housing accessible through accommodations and modifications. More than 170 architects, developers and property owners attended the event.