Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity

Welcome to the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO). HREEO champions justice and equity by confronting issues of discrimination and providing innovative avenues for accessibility and economic opportunities for all residents and businesses. HREEO achieves these goals by consistently delivering quality customer service, being a voice and advocate within the city and metro area, building relationships throughout the community, and enforcing laws.

We welcome you to join our efforts.

The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity is composed of several divisions that perform a diverse array of functions.

The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity staffs and partners with several advisory boards, which work to better inform policy makers.   

What is HREEO?  

The City of Saint Paul completed an equal access audit in 2007 to examine the city's contracting and workforce development policies. As a result, HREEO was created to improve the inclusive contracting practices and workforce development strategies of the City of Saint Paul. The department consolidated existing city resources to better serve, monitor, and enforce polices designed to expand economic opportunities and produce a more economically inclusive Saint Paul. 

Watch the HREEO video and learn more about the department. 

Read the 2017 HREEO Annual Report

Visit HREEO Publications for additional event videos and reports.  

City of Saint Paul 2019 Procurement Fair

Join the City of Saint Paul at the 2019 Procurement Fair. The Procurement Fair is a networking event to highlight 2019 City of Saint Paul business and contracting opportunities. 

City of Saint Paul 2019 Procurement Fair 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 

Rondo Community Library 
461 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 

To register please email with the name of attendees and company name.                

$15 Minimum Wage 

Learn more about the city's minimum wage ordinance. 

Earned Sick and Safe Time

Learn more about the city's Earned Sick and Safe Time ordinance.