Office of Civil Rights

Welcome to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) implements programs and services for Caltrain and SamTrans in the areas of Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SBE and DBE) Programs, Title VI, Labor Compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). OCR is located at the San Mateo County Transit District Office in San Carlos.

Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Caltrain and SamTrans are committed to the participation of SBE and DBE in contracting opportunities. DBEs include small minority and women businesses. It is the policy of Caltrain and SamTrans to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in the award and administration of contracts. It is the intention of Caltrain and SamTrans to create a level playing field on which SBEs and DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to construction, procurement and professional services. For more information on SBE and DBE programs, visit the SBE/DBE page.

Title VI

Caltrain and SamTrans operate their programs and services without regard to race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both agencies are committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. For information on the Caltrain Title VI program, visit: For SamTrans’ Title VI Program, visit:

Labor Compliance

Caltrain and SamTrans require contractors to comply with all prevailing wage laws and related public works requirements. For more information, visit the labor compliance page.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

OCR oversees the EEO Program for SamTrans employees. For information about jobs at SamTrans, visit the jobs page.