Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office of Police Conduct Review
(612) 673-5500

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Statement of Purpose

It is the mission of the Contract Compliance Division to ensure that companies take affirmative steps to treat people fairly, pay appropriately and provide equal access to business contracts and employment opportunities.


About the Contract Compliance Division

The Contract Compliance Division ("CCD") monitors construction projects and goods and services contracts by enforcing various local civil rights and federal wage laws and policies during the procurement and construction stages of contracts. The CCD monitors city contracts to ensure that workers are treated fairly, paid appropriate wages and that minorities, women and low income business owners and workers have access to employment opportunities.

Contract Compliance Division Responsibilities

Ensure all contractors performing work on City projects do not discriminate and that contracts include requirements that are compatible with project funding.

Notify developers, general contractors and owners of the requirements on their projects.

Request, review and approve affirmative action plans of companies entering into contracts in excess of $50,000 to ensure commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity consistent with Minneapolis Ordinances.

Oversee the Small and Underutilized Business Program (SUBP) so that minority- and women-owned businesses have opportunities to bid and compete on City projects.

Monitor participation and inclusion of minority, women and low-income workers. Effective May 1, 2012 all city workforce goals for projects exceeding $50,000 are 6% female hours and 32% minority.

Administer federal Davis Bacon Act requirements on projects receiving over $2,000 in federal funds to guarantee prevailing wage.

Ensure the payment of prevailing wages to employees on City projects, pursuant to the City prevailing wage ordinance.

Implement Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 3 requirements which provide opportunities for low-income businesses and individuals.


Federal and Municipal Authority

Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 2, Chapter 24: Prevailing Wage

Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 7, Chapter 139: Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance (MCRO)

Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 16, Chapter 423: Small Underutilized Business Program (SUBP)

Davis Bacon Act, 40 USC 3141

HUD Secton 3, 24 CFR 135

In addition to other relevant wage laws, rules and regulations




Last updated Nov. 6, 2013