State's Human Rights Commission to Meet, Release Annual Report

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 02:08pm

​THRC Board to Review Performance Measures from Previous Fiscal Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Human Rights Commission plans to review annual performance measures from the previous fiscal year and release this information in the form of two annual reports.

The agency’s board of commissioners will discuss the reports in a public meeting to be held Friday at 9 a.m.

“We’re excited to take a look at our performance from the past year,” said Beverly Watts, executive director of the THRC. “Looking back and finding ways to improve is an important step toward doing the best possible job for those we serve.”

These annual reports comprise information relating to the commission’s interactions with the public throughout the previous fiscal year, as well as the Title VI compliance program.

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the state’s anti discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. The Commission also ensures Tennessee’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin by state agencies receiving financial assistance.

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