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  • Affirmative Action Division - The mission of the Affirmative Action Division is to ensure that the City of Madison provides equal opportunity for all employees and citizens seeking access to service or employment opportunities, without regard to their race, religion, color, age, disability, sex or national origin.
  • Disability Rights & Services Program - DRSP provides information and referral to the public and collaborates with City department heads and community based organizations receiving money from the City to assure their compliance with the physical and programmatic access requisites of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and relevant State Statutes and City Ordinances.
  • Equal Opportunities Division - The EOD is the primary City agency that has the responsibility for the remedy of discrimination complaints brought by individuals from the public. Any remedy pursued by the EOD will be based on the enforcement authority of the Equal Opportunities Ordinance, which provides a fair and impartial process for resolving charges of discrimination.
  • Civil Rights Coordinators - Selected City employees collaborating with the Department of Civil Rights (DCR) in implementing the Affirmative Action policies as detailed under Madison General Ordinance Chapter 39.
  • Commissions and Committees
  • Resources


We see the City of Madison as a dynamic place, where the inherent worth of each individual is esteemed and fostered, enabling them to reach their full potential.


The City of Madison's Department of Civil Rights, as a catalyst for change, strives to improve the quality of life for all people. We promote equality and the prevention and elimination of discrimination through education and enforcement.


  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Equality
  • Courage