Department of Civil Rights

Frank Reed, Interim Director

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Location:
350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday



As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings.  Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries.  Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311.
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.

One Minneapolis: A Call To Action! Report 12/02/2011

One Minneapolis: A Call to Action! Report

Supporting Equity in Employment in Minneapolis and the Region  08/08/2012

Minneapolis Request for Council Action and Resolution 2012R-456

Urban Scholars Report 12/20/2012

Urban Scholars Program Evaluation 2012     

Results Minneapolis - Eliminating Racial Employment Disparities 03/19/2013 

The Department of Civil Rights and Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) collaborate each year to inform City leaders of the progress of Eliminating Racial Employment Disparities in Minneapolis and the region. Results Minneapolis is a management tool the City uses to systematically track performance towards achieving the City's goals and vision.

Eliminating Racial Employment Disparities (March 2013)

Equity In Sight Conference 04/09/2013

Equity In Sight Conference:
An Update on Efforts to Close the Twin Cities' Racial Employment Gap

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Thank you to all who were involved in the Equity In Sight Conference. There was a great deal of energy in the room and we hope that the energy continues. To help you decide where to focus your energy; here are several links to the conference materials:

Minnesota Compass Presentation on Racial Employment Gap in Minnesota

Twin Cities Diversity Roundtable 04/18/2013 - Seattle Office for Civil Rights Visit

City of Seattle Race and Social Justice PowerPoint Presentation

Last updated Mar 18, 2020



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