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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
Administration
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
Felicia Godbolt, 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

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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Ohio Business Expo 2016 - April 19, 2016

Video available!

We would like to thank all of the attendees of the 2016 Ohio Business Expo – suppliers and agencies alike. Click the image below for a video of the opening session. Workshop materials are now available online on the Certified Business Toolkit, located in Quick Links.

Tonya Prickett (foreground) and Maureen Studer of the DAS Office of Procurement Services talk with Ohio Business Expo participant Christopher Murillo of GPI Enterprises, Medina.

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State of the State

Visits with MBE-certified businesses in the region.

As part of Governor Kasich's State of the State address held in the evening of April 6, several state agencies held meetings and activities in or around Marietta, Ohio throughout the day. Members of the Ohio Administrative Services and Ohio Development Services Agency took to the area to visit and get feedback from MBE-certified vendors.

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EOD Deputy Director Greg Williams, with Heather Hill, owner of ER Graphics, and Jeffrey Johnson, chief of DSA's Minority Business Development Division.
  EOD Deputy Director Greg Williams chatting with Aaron Thomas, owner of Class A Sounds.
     
     
EOD Deputy Director Greg Williams, talking with Aaron Thomas, owner of Class A Sounds, and Jeffrey Johnson, chief of DSA's Minority Business Development Division.   EOD Deputy Director Greg Williams, meeting with Shelley Khatib, owner of Mullins, Price, Khatib & Associates; Felix Burrows; and Jeffrey Johnson, chief of DSA's Minority Business Development Division (not pictured).
     


Women in the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Opportunities are available!

 

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