Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity
The mission of the National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (OCREEO) is to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America by ensuring compliance with federal civil rights laws. OCREEO is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of NEA’s civil rights programs. This includes (but not limited to):
Programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Arts Endowment. Specifically, the administration of the nondiscrimination statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, or disability. This also includes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by the Arts Endowment.
Employees and applicants for employment with the National Endowment for the Arts. OCREEO is responsible for the administration of nondiscrimination statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex ( including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information (including family medical history), or in retaliation for participation in a protected activity.
For information on the NEA's Equity Action Plan, go to the agency Equity page.
Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity staff
Darrell Bogan (202) 682-5014
Director of Civil Rights/EEO
NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we are only taking complaints by email. Contact the OCREEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.