Commission on Human Rights

Name Commission on Human Rights
Contact Person Mrs. Loyce Pierce Wright - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-342-6969
Fax Number 225-342-2063
Board Email loyce.wright@la.gov
Website www.gov.state.la.us/HumanRights/humanrightshome.htm
Legal Authority LSA R.S. 51:2231 et seq., and LSA 23:301 et seq.
Year Created 1988
Organizational Placement Office of the Governor
Purpose/Function The commission is responsible for assuring that the state has appropriate legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and banking and lending sufficient to justify the deferral of cases by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Executive Director of Labor, and the Department of Justice; to safeguard all individuals within the state from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sickle cell trait, pre
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 6
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $65      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $390
  Current year budgeted: $400
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $715
  Current year budgeted: $800
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 3
Part-time: 2
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency: Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Natalie Blackman and George Simpson are part time employees and the salary indicated are the hourly rate of pay.
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