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February 2, 2018 - OCRC celebrated the winners of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay & Multimedia Awards and the annual Excellence in Teaching Diversity award at a ceremony in Columbus. For more information on this year's winners, click here.
January, 2018 - OCRC Toledo Regional Director Darlene Sweeney-Newbern has been chosen to serve as the new statewide Director of Regional Operations. As Director of Regional Operations, Ms. Sweeney-Newbern will oversee agency personnel and management of the five regional offices in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo in their enforcement of Ohio's laws against discrimination. She fills the vacancy left following the retirement of former Director of Regional Operations, Keith McNeil. For more information, click here.
November 2017 - OCRC's Toledo Regional Director, Darlene Sweeney-Newbern was interviewed by Toledo's 13abc Action News about sexual harassment in the workplace. To watch the interview and learn more about sexual harassment in the workplace click here.
October 5, 2017 - The Ohio Civil Rights Commission and sponsors welcomed the 2017 induction class of the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse. Congratulations to inductees Lt. Col. Gilbert H. Jones, Chief Lawrence Harper, Moses Fleetwood Walker, and the Marching Mothers and Children of the 1954 Hillsboro Fight for Integration. For more about the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame and the 2017 inductees, click here.
Monday, July 18, 2017 - OCRC Staff Attend EEOC Conference in Cleveland
Senior staff of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) attended the 2017 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Conference in Cleveland from July 18-20. Staff members represented Ohio as host state at the event aimed at providing professional development and education for state EEOC partners. For more information, click here.
OCRC welcomes Duffy Jamieson as Regional Director for the Commission in the Dayton Regional Office and Cincinnati Satellite Office. Jamieson is a seasoned attorney with more than 27 years of litigation experience with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, including eleven years as Assistant Chief of the Civil Rights Section. Welcome! For more information, click here.