Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity 

Welcome to the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO). HREEO is serving Saint Paul residents and businesses by advancing justice and equity through education, advocacy, and enforcement. HREEO achieves its mission by upholding the following values:

  • Trust and accountability
  • Community Inclusion
  • Openness
  • Continuous Improvement

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.   

Supplier Diversity Program

The City of Saint Paul is working to improve its business inclusion efforts by developing a Supplier Diversity Program. 

Learn more about Supplier Diversity 

HREEO Service Changes

While Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) walk-up services are closed in alignment with public health official guidance around COVID-19, HREEO remains open to respond to the needs of the community. Staff are working remotely and able to assist.



Individuals can file complaints either over the phone or electronically. Please note that many HREEO commissions and committee meetings will be held remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For general inquiries, please call the HREEO general line at (651) 266-8966 or email:

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. 



Visit HREEO Publications for additional event videos and reports.             ​

Last Edited: December 17, 2021