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Civil Rights Additional Information

Glossary of terms

  • MOA - Methods of Administration
  • OCR - Office of Civil Rights
  • LOF - Letter of Finding
  • AOF - Attachment of Finding
  • VCP - Voluntary Compliance Plan
  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • Biennial Report - All civil rights compliance review activities, findings, and Voluntary Compliance Plans are reported to the Office of Civil Rights every two years


Code of Federal Regulations and Guidelines


Resources and Links


Civil Rights Compliance Contacts

Office for Civil Rights: National Headquarters

Contact the Office for Civil Rights headquarters office in Washington, D.C. for federal questions, national policy questions, or to make a Freedom of Information request for information that is national in scope.

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Customer Service Team
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
1-800-421-3481, TDD: 877-521-2172
FAX: 202-245-6840


Office for Civil Rights: New York Enforcement Office

For local or regional questions, or a question pertaining to an individual’s civil rights in New York State, contact the New York State OCR enforcement office. If you wish to file a complaint you may contact the New York Enforcement Office or use the online complaint form.

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
New York Enforcement Office
32 Old Slip
26th floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
646-428-3900, TDD: 212-637-0478
FAX: 646-428-3890


For questions concerning civil rights compliance reviews in secondary education contact:

Michelle Muscedere

New York State Education Department
Office of Career and Technical Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234
518-486-1547, FAX: 518-408-9781