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.

What other services does the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities offer?

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