Selected Activities Related to Complaint Intake and Investigation Timeliness - 151-0200-22

Description of Agency

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) was created to carry out the work of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. MDCR’s primary purpose is to investigate complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, education, law enforcement, and public service that occurred within 180 days of the complaint in MDCR’s jurisdiction and allege harm based on religion, race, color, national origin, arrest record, genetic information, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, or disability. MDCR typically receives complaints via MDCR’s online submission form, e-mail, and/or telephone and reported that, in fiscal year 2021, it received 5,195 complaints and assigned 2,031 complaints for civil rights investigations.

MDCR’s gross appropriations for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 were $18,037,400 and $17,834,100, respectively.

Audit Objectives

1. To assess the sufficiency of MDCR’s efforts to assign civil rights complaints for investigation, when required.
2. To assess the effectiveness of MDCR’s efforts to timely complete civil rights complaint investigations.

Timing

Estimated Release Date: Early 2023


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