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Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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Overview Edit

The DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) assists the Department of Homeland Security by:

  1. Helping the Department shape policy in ways that are mindful of civil rights and civil liberties by providing proactive advice, evaluation and reviewing a wide range of technical, legal and policy issues;
  2. Investigating and resolving complaints filed by the public regarding departmental policies or actions taken by departmental personnel;
  3. Providing leadership to the Department's equal employment opportunity programs; and
  4. Engaging with the public regarding these issues.[1]

Complaint investigations Edit

CRCL investigates complaints under 6 U.S.C. §345 and 42 U.S.C. §2000ee-1, which require the DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to:

References Edit

  1. 6 U.S.C. §345; 42 U.S.C. §2000ee-1.
  2. 6 U.S.C. §345(a)(1).
  3. Id. §345(a)(4).
  4. Id. §345(a)(6).
  5. 42 U.S.C. §2000ee-1(a)(2).

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