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.
- Contract Compliance and Business Development
- Human Rights
- Labor Standards Enforcement and Education
- Procurement (Contract & Analysis Services)
- River Print
The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity staffs and partners with several advisory boards, which work to better inform policy makers.
- Advisory Committee on Aging
- Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission
- Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
- Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission
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 2018 HREEO Annual Report.
Visit HREEO Publications for additional event videos and reports.
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