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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 


Ohio Civil Rights Commission Rule Review: 

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is currently undergoing our five-year rule review process. In accordance with Section 119.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

At this hearing, any person may appear and be heard personally, through an attorney or both. The Commission will receive written position statements and oral testimony from the public. Persons who desire to submit written statements only should submit them by mail, email or fax no later than Friday November 16, 2018 to:

Mail to:  Ohio Civil Rights Commission
ATTN:  Legal Department
30 East Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Email to:
Fax to:  614-466-7742

The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to the following rules found in Ohio Administrative Code Section 4112.

4112-1-04 Commission meeting. (Amended)
4112-3-01 Charge (Amended)
4112-3-02 Fact finding conferences. (Amended)
4112-3-03 Preliminary investigation, probable cause, conciliation, no probable cause. (Amended)
4112-3-04 Reconsideration by the commission. (Amended)
4112-3-05 Complaint and notice of hearing. (Amended)
4112-3-06 Answer (Amended)
4112-3-07 Hearing (Amended)
4112-3-08 Transcript of the record (Amended)
4112-3-09 Report of findings. (Amended)
4112-3-10 Orders (Amended)
4112-3-11 Reconsideration of final orders. (Amended)
4112-3-12 Discovery (Amended)
4112-3-13 Subpoenas (Amended)
4112-3-14 Miscellaneous motions or petitions. (Amended)
4112-3-15 Application for bona fide occupational qualification. (Amended)
4112-3-16 Disposition of electronic records. (Rescinded)
4112-3-17 Deferral of charges to EEOC and referral of charges to HUD. (Amended)
4112-5-01 Purpose. (Amended)
4112-6-01 Housing discrimination charges; notice of filing, answer, commencement of investigation, time limitations, publication of agreements. (Amended)

For more information on the rule review process and to see rules OCRC currently recommended to have no change, visit the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) website and the Register of Ohio.