Office of Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights is the focal point for all civil rights, equal opportunity programs, and affirmative employment functions in the Bureau of Land Management. We work to develop and enforce civil rights and equal opportunity programs pursuant to existing laws, Executive Orders, and regulations and to ensure equal opportunity for all Bureau employees, applicant for employment, and Federally assisted programs by the Bureau.

Contact the BLM Office of Civil Rights​ or State and Center EEO Managers with any questions.

EEO Complaints Program Manager1

Angela James

Public Civil Rights Program Manager2

Jonathan Shimkus

​EEO Specialist (Regional Complaints)

AK, CO, ES, ID, NOC, MT/Daks, OR/WA (Formal EEO Complaints)


EEO Specialist (Regional Complaints)

AZ, CA, F&A, NM, NV, UT, WY (Formal EEO Complaints)

Equity Program Manager (Acting)3

​Danette Ramirez-Montoya

EEO Specialist (Equity Program) (Acting)

Tatiana Ventus


EEO Specialist (Public Civil Rights)

​Charles Lasley

EEO Support Specialist


1This position oversees the internal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint Program and is responsible for processing of EEO complaints by employees and applicants for employment with the Bureau of Land Management.

2This position oversees the External Public Civil Rights (PCR) Program and is responsible for processing PCR complaints by visitors to BLM managed public lands, and beneficiaries of federally funded and federally assisted programs.

3This position oversees the Bureau's Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) and is responsible for oversight, planning and execution of Special Emphasis Observance events, identification and developing plans for removal of barriers to EEO in agency policies, practices and procedures, and providing employment support for persons with disabilities.

Director, Office of Civil Rights

  • La Shon D. Cole
    Director, Office of Civil Rights
    Bureau of Land Management
    (National Training Center) 
    9828 N 31st Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85051

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