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Equal Opportunity

It is the mission of the Equal Opportunity Division to serve, support, and find solutions for Ohioans by ensuring equal opportunity to and fair treatment in government contracting and state employment. The Division strives to achieve its mission by implementing and enforcing the state’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies, and implementing and monitoring the state’s procurement preference programs for minority-owned, women-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

Leadership Team
Gregory L. Williams, Deputy Director and State EEO Coordinator
Pam Osborne, Assistant Deputy Director
Bobbi Bell, Program Administrator

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Unit
Vacant, Program Manager

Business Certification and Compliance Unit
Todd McGonigle, Program Manager

Research and Reporting Unit

Cassandra Sellan, Program Administrator

Featured Items

Strengthening Ohio Minority Businesses

Ohio minority-owned businesses see continued growth through state purchasing program

For the second consecutive year, the State of Ohio has exceeded the goal of its Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program by purchasing 23.63 percent of eligible goods and services through certified minority-owned businesses, while spending a record of nearly $298 million. Ohio’s MBE program, established in 1980, mandates that state agencies set aside 15 percent of their annual purchases for goods and services for certified minority-owned businesses.

MBE Cross Certification is easier than ever!

The State of Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program has entered into reciprocal agreements with several similar programs operated by municipalities and other entities.

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