CHRO: Agency Functions

Agency Functions

CHRO is governed by a nine member volunteer Commission. This policy-making body is composed of five members appointed by the Governor and four members appointed by the Legislative leadership. Generally, the Commission meets on a monthly basis on the second Thursday of each month. Agency policy is implemented by a Commission-appointed executive director and agency staff selected in accordance with the State merit system.

CHRO has four regional offices – Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport and Norwich - which receive and resolve complaints from individuals who believe they have suffered illegal discrimination. The Fair Housing Unit, Legal Services, the Office of Public Hearing, the Office of Contract Compliance/Affirmative Action Compliance and the Administrative Services Division are located at the Commission’s administrative headquarters, also in Hartford, but at a site separate from the Hartford regional office. 

CHRO also serves as the secretariat and consultant to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission.

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