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.   

Apply to a city commission or committee

2023 City of Saint Paul Supplier Fair 

Join city staff at the 2023 City of Saint Paul Supplier Fair. Network with city staff, vendors, and city project managers to learn more about 2023 contracting opportunities with the City of Saint Paul. 

Breakout Sessions include: 

  • How to use stpaulbids.com 
  • Apply for CERT certification 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Wellstone Center 
170 Robie Street East 
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Register for the Supplier Fair

HREEO Office Hours 

HREEO staff is working both remotely and in the office. Please see hours below. 

  • Staff are available to assist individuals Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Walk in services are available during HREEO Office Hours Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

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

Individuals can file complaints either over the phone or electronically.

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: January 17, 2023