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Office of Civil Rights (ACR)

The Office of Civil Rights advises, represents, and assists the FAA Administrator on civil rights and equal opportunity matters that ensure:

  • The elimination of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities in federally operated and federally assisted transportation programs;
  • That all beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of these programs, including employees and potential employees, are offered equal opportunities to participate in them; and
  • A positive working environment in the Federal Aviation Administration by valuing, using, and managing the differences that individuals bring to the workplace.


To implement civil rights and equal employment opportunity policies and operational programs, to ensure their full and successful development in support of the FAA, in providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.


To create, within FAA and its federally assisted programs, an environment free of civil rights violations and discrimination, where all are treated equitably with dignity and respect.

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