OCR Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement Workshops

The Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (OCR-EEO), Civil Rights Division (OCR) will host an OCR Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement Workshop on the following dates:

  • June 23, 2022 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT) 
  • July 12, 2022 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT)

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The two workshops will present the same material, so if you are not able to sign-on for a full day’s session, you may join a morning session on one of the workshop dates and join the afternoon session on the other workshop date.

During the morning portion of each Workshop:

  1. OCR will familiarize Workshop participants with the Federal civil rights laws that apply to programs and activities operated by recipients of DOE Federal financial assistance (FFA). Presentation topics include:
    1. OCR’s law enforcement authorities and compliance activities pursuant to Federal civil rights statutes and DOE implementing regulations applicable to FFA.  
    2. OCR’s Pre-Award Review Pilot, which will be launched in Fiscal Year 2022, to review the civil rights assurances submitted by selected FFA applicants, in accordance with DOE regulations.
  2. OCR will familiarize Workshop participants with Executive Order (E.O.) 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.”  Presentation topics include:
    1. Part One - Introduction to E.O. 13166 and its applicability to Federally conducted and Federally assisted programs and activities.
    2. Part Two - Outline of a 4-factor analysis to determine LEP access needs and requirements when conducting DOE programs and activities. 
    3. Part Three - Summary of the components that guide the development and implementation of a written LEP Access Plan for DOE conducted programs and activities.

During the afternoon portion of each Workshop:

OCR will lead roundtable discussions on the following topics:

  1. Civil Rights Compliance Basics
  2. OCR Pre-Award Review Pilot
  3. LEP Plan Assessments
  4. OCR Regulatory Updates