[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2008]
[Pages 543-544]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425

Phone, 202-376-8177. TTY, 202-376-8116. Internet, www.usccr.gov.
Chairperson                                       Gerald A. Reynolds
Vice Chairperson                                  Abigail Thernstrom
Commissioners                                     Todd Gaziano, Gail 
                                                          Heriot, Peter 
                                                          Arlan D. 
                                                          Ashley Taylor, 
                                                          Michael Yaki
Staff Director                                    (vacancy)
Deputy Staff Director                             (vacancy)
Associate Deputy Staff Director                   Debra A. Carr
General Counsel                                   David Blackwood
    Deputy General Counsel                        (vacancy)
Assistant Staff Director for Civil Rights         Robert Lerner
Assistant Staff Director for Congressional        (vacancy)
Assistant Staff Director for Management           (vacancy)
Chief, Public Affairs Unit                        (vacancy)
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination             Chris Byrnes

[For the Commission on Civil Rights statement of organization, see the 
        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 701]


The Commission on Civil Rights collects and studies information on 
discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of 
race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or in the 
administration of justice in such areas as voting rights, enforcement of 
Federal civil rights laws, and equal opportunity in education, 
employment, and housing.

The Commission on Civil Rights was first created by the Civil Rights Act 
of 1957, as amended, and reestablished by the United States Commission 
on Civil Rights Act of 1994, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1975).


The Commission makes findings of fact but has no enforcement authority. 
Findings and recommendations are submitted to the President and 
Congress, and many of the Commission's recommendations have been 
enacted, either by statute, Executive order, or regulation. The 
Commission evaluates Federal laws and the effectiveness of Government 
equal opportunity programs. It also serves as a national clearinghouse 
for civil rights information.
Regional Programs  The Commission maintains six regional divisions.

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                           Regional Divisions
     Region (Address/Telephone)                    Director
Central (Suite 908, 400 State Ave.,   Farella Robinson
 Kansas City, KS 66101-2406. Phone,
Eastern (Rm. 500, 624 9th St. NW.,    Ivy Davis
 Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-
Midwestern (Suite 410, 55 W. Monroe   David Mussatt
 St., Chicago, IL 60603. Phone, 312-
Rocky Mountain (Suite 710, 1700       Malee Craft
 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Phone,
Southern (Suite 1840T, 61 Forsyth     Peter Minarik
 St. SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone,
Western (Suite 2010, 300 N. Los       (vacancy)
 Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
 Phone, 213-894-3437).

Sources of Information

Complaints  Complaints alleging denials of civil rights may be reported 
to Complaints Referral, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. 
Phone, 202-376-8513 or 800-552-6843. Internet, www.usccr.gov.

Employment  Human Resources Office, Room 510, 624 Ninth Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-8364.
Publications  Commission publications are made available upon request 
from the Administrative Services and Clearinghouse Division, Room 550, 
624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-8105. A 
catalog of publications may be obtained from this office.
Reading Room  The National Civil Rights Clearinghouse Library is located 
in Room 602, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-

For further information, contact the Office of the Staff Director, 
United States Commission on Civil Rights, Room 730, 624 Ninth Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20425. Phone, 202-376-7700. TTY, 202-376-8116. 
Internet, www.usccr.gov.