Human Rights Ordinance/Discrimination Complaints

The Community Relations Office is here to help anyone who feels they have been discriminated against.  Our staff will listen carefully to your complaints, investigate, and take appropriate actions to remedy the situation when warranted.  The City’s Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, and credit.

Police Conduct

We welcome your comments, compliments, and complaints regarding employees of the Champaign Police Department.  The City is committed to fair and effective law enforcement and thoroughly investigates all complaints alleging police misconduct.

Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance

The equal opportunity purchasing ordinance is intended to ensure that companies doing business with the City practice non-discriminatory hiring practices.  Companies wishing to do business with the city in an amount over $17,500 per year must first become certified as complying with this ordinance.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA is a Federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life,  including jobs, schools, government services, transportation, and public and private places that are open to the general public.  Learn more about the ADA, the City’s ADA Transition Plan, and how to file an ADA grievance against the City.

Minority Business Directory

The Community Relations Office maintains a directory of self-declared minority-owned businesses which provide a wide variety of services.  Review the Minority Business Directory online or learn how to add your business to the directory.

Youth Employment Services-YES (previously Summer Youth Employment Services)

BREAKING NEWS! – We changed our name! We are now a year-round program and even though our major focus will still be summer employment, we wanted our name to reflect the idea that we are working all year to help our students achieve their career goals. Check out the Youth Employment Services page for more information on our new identity as YES!