​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equal Opportunity Department (EOD)​​​​​​


Donald R. Logan, ​Director      

Our Mission

To create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone is valued.  

Our Vision

To eliminate discrimination by fostering a spirit of caring, collaboration and commitment through fair and transparent services.   

We work in a variety of ways to achieve our mission and vision:

Compliance & Enforcement Division investigates discrimination complaints Read more

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Read more

Business Relations Division certifies firms as small and disadvantaged businesses Read more

Commissions Supported by EOD are the Human Relations Commission (HRC), Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI), and Phoenix Women's Commission (PWC) Read more

Discrimination ​Complaint Questionnaires

Small Employer Employment DiscriminationPublic Accommodations DiscriminationCity of Phoenix Employee DiscriminationHousing Discrimination

Formularios para presentar quejas

Discriminación laboral - pequeños empleadoresDiscriminación en lugares públicosDiscriminación de vivienda

Statements of Commitment

Statement of Commitment to Customers

Declaración de compromiso al cliente


Phoenix has help for small businesses.  The Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants Program offers three grants to help small businesses, microbusinesses and restaurants.  

All the details, including Spanish versions, are at Phoenix.gov/Resources.  Applications can be submitted at the Arizona Community Foundation website.  Grants up to $10,000 are available for eligible small businesses in and adjoining Phoenix low-income neighborhoods.  Restaurants and food trucks anywhere in the city can apply for grants up to $10,000 to help with the costs of reopening by September 1, 2020.  Microbusinesses with five or fewer employees may be eligible for a grant up to $5,000.  Businesses must be located in the city of Phoenix to be eligible.  

​Any general comments or recommendations should be sent to Small.Business.Enterprise@phoenix.gov.​​​


Contact Us​

Investigation of Discrimination Complaints: 602-262-7486

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance: 602-262-7486 

Small & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification: 602-262-6790

City and Federal Goals Compliance: 602-262-6790

Staff Support for City Commissions (Human Relations Commission, Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues, and Phoenix Women's Commission):  602-534-1279 

EOD is located at 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ  85003
Voice:  602-262-7716, Fax:  602-534-1124, TTY: Use 7-1-1 



We Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1490Equal Opportunity9/4/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1490/Newsroom_EOD_015.jpgWe Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal<div class="ExternalClassAA9110A8BE2149A2B8BB67534D0CFC19"><html> <p> <strong>PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY PROPOSED FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TRIENNIAL ACDBE PARTICIPATION GOAL</strong> </p> <p> <strong>Phoenix Proposes an ACDBE goal of 27.1% in non-Rental Car Concessions and a 4.1% in Rental Car Concession Opportunities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport </strong> </p> <p>The City of Phoenix is soliciting feedback from community stakeholders on the triennial <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) goal that will be proposed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 1, 2020. A goal of 27.1% in non-rental car concessions and a 4.1% in rental car concessions for ACDBE participation will be proposed for the time period of October 2020 to September 2023; the goals must be achieved on an annual basis.  </p> <p>The ACDBE goal, which will be achieved through race- and gender-neutral measures, is established pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 23. and FAA guidance. Due to the absence of a disparity study, rather than setting ACDBE goals, the city imposes small business outreach requirements on its contracts to foster small business and ACDBE participation. </p> <p>Details about the proposed ACDBE goal are available for public review and inspection at the city’s Equal Opportunity Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, during normal business hours for 30 days following the date of this notice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic please contact one of the staff listed and we can make it available to interested parties. Public comments will be received for a period of 45 days from the date of this notice. Based upon a review of comments received, the city reserves the right to adjust the proposed goal. </p> <p>A presentation for finalization of the proposed ACDBE goal will be held via a WebEx virtual meeting Wednesday, September 30, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (<a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Documents/Triennial%20ACDBE%20Goal%20Public%20Forum%20with%20Proposed%20Goal%20090420.pdf">ACDBE flyer</a>).</p><p>To RSVP online please register here <a target="_blank" href="https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com">https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com</a></p> <p>For more information about the ACDBE goal proposal or the public forum, call 602-262-6410/voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov">jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> <p>To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Mary Beth Thompson by September 23, 2020 at 602-273-4062/Voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov">mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov</a>.</p><p><strong>SPANISH</strong></p><p><strong>Phoenix Propone una meta ACDBE de 27.1% en Oportunidades de Concesiones en el Aeropuerto Internacional Phoenix Sky Harbor. </strong></p><p>La municipalidad de Phoenix está solicitando retroalimentación de los principales interesados de la comunidad sobre la meta trienal de Iniciativa para Concesión en Aeropuerto para Negocios Desfavorecidos (ACDBE por sus siglas en inglés) que será propuesta a la Administración Federal Aérea (FAA por sus siglas en inglés) el 1º de diciembre, 2020.  Se propondrá una meta de 27.1% en concesiones para participación ACDBE para el plazo de tiempo de octubre 2020 a septiembre 2023; las metas deberán ser alcanzadas anualmente.</p><p>La meta ACDBE, que se logrará a través de medidas neutrales en cuanto a raza y género, es establecida de conformidad con Código 49 de las Regulaciones Federales, Parte 23 y guía de la FAA.  Debido a la falta de un estudio de disparidad, en vez de establecer metas ACDBE, la municipalidad impone requisitos en sus contratos para el involucramiento de las pequeñas empresas para fomentar la participación de las pequeñas empresas y ACDBE.</p><p>Los detalles sobre la meta propuesta de ACDBE están disponibles para inspección y revisión del público en el Departamento de Igualdad de Oportunidad, 200 W. Washington St., 15º Piso, en horas normales laborables por 30 días a partir de la fecha de este anuncio. Debido a la pandemia del COVID-19, por favor ponerse en contacto con alguien de nuestro personal para hacer disponibles los detalles a las partes interesadas.  Se recibirán los comentarios públicos por 45 días a partir de la fecha de este aviso.  Basado en un repaso de los comentarios recibidos, la municipalidad reserva el derecho de ajustar la meta propuesta.</p><p>El miércoles, 30 de septiembre, de 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. se llevará a cabo una reunión virtual por WebEx para hacer una presentación y finalizar la meta propuesta de ACDBE. </p><p>Para responder y confirmar su presencia, favor de registrarse aquí: <a href="https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com</a></p><p>Para más información acerca de la proposición de meta de ACDBE o acerca del foro público, llame al 602-262-6410/voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico <a href="mailto:jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov</a>. </p><p>Para solicitar ajustes razonables, favor de contactar a Mary Beth Thompson antes del 23 de septiembre, 2020 en 602-273-4062/Voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico <a href="mailto:mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Phoenix Women's Commission Virtual Event Surveyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1476Equal Opportunity8/28/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1476/Newsroom_EOD_014.jpgPhoenix Women's Commission Virtual Event Survey<div class="ExternalClass8B32BCBA618A4B2FA98C1C3FD91AD6B3"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Women's Commission and the Equal Opportunity Department are organizing free, virtual webinars. They would like to hear your ideas and comments on the topics that are most impactful to you. Your answers will help them determine what topics to present. </p> <p>Please provide your ideas at: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSMK7Y5" target="_blank">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSMK7Y5</a></p> <p>The <a href="/eod/commissions/phoenixwomens" target="_blank">Phoenix Women's Commission</a> provides advocacy, leadership and support on issues facing women of all ages to enhance their quality of life. The commission promotes the participation of women in civic and public affairs and advises the mayor and City Council on women's issues.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
MLK Awards Program Accepting Nominationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1458Equal Opportunity8/18/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1458/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpgMLK Awards Program Accepting Nominations<div class="ExternalClass813CEAEA3DB74C709830507E68C39DCC"><html> <p>If you know someone, including youth, who has made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents, we urge you to nominate them for an award.</p> <p>The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.</p> <p>The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. Nominations must emulate the lifelong dedication of Calvin C. Goode.</p> <p>The deadline to submit a <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUMkZCNlZaTlpVVFhQV0hXTjNHMzdSRjFOSC4u">nomination form</a> online is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="/eod" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/eod</a> or call 602-534-1279. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Phoenix Attends Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Small Business Transportation Expohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1002Equal Opportunity2/28/2020 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1002/Newsroom_EOD_012.jpgPhoenix Attends Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Small Business Transportation Expo<div class="ExternalClass6B997248A77A4400A64525608BD256A6"><html>The city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity, Finance, Public Transit, Street Transportation and Aviation departments will be participating in a small business transportation expo from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 12.<br><br>The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and partner agencies will be holding the expo at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Dr., in Glendale, AZ. <br><br>Attendees will be able to talk with leaders from government agencies and other hiring companies in the transportation industry and hear about upcoming projects at ADOT, city of Phoenix Streets Transportation and Public Transit departments, Sky Harbor International Airport and Valley Metro. Also participating are the Federal Highway Administration and Maricopa Department of Transportation.<br><br>Small business owners and participants whose roles include finding new contract opportunities will benefit the most from attending.  <br><br>The event is free! Registration information can be found at <a target="_blank" href="https://adotdbeexpo.com/"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>adotdbeexpo.com</a>.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
EOD Honored to Participate in National Fair Housing Training Academy Videohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/954Equal Opportunity2/14/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/954/Newsroom_EOD_011.jpgEOD Honored to Participate in National Fair Housing Training Academy Video<div class="ExternalClass80B46645FACD4C1AB580282367281567"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department (EOD) was honored recently to have its staff participate in the filming of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Fair Housing Training Academy video. </p> <p>EOD is committed to ensuring fair housing opportunities through quality fair housing investigations and leadership around important civil rights issues.</p> <p>The video will be used by HUD to inspire current and future generations of civil rights professionals to work together collaboratively to end housing discrimination in all its forms.<br></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity


2019 Disability Awards and Recognition Event

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community celebrated the 2019 Disability Awareness and Recognition event which honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication to the disabled community.

Watch the videos of this year's award recipients here.


DBE and ACDBE Program Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency​​

​Supplemental Guidance.pdf


City Honored by Diversity Le​​​adership Alliance

The city of Phoenix received a Corporate Award from the Diversity Leadership Alliance for its commitment towards diversity and inclusion.  

The city's PHXRespect campaign creates an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.   

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