The Office for Civil Rights Compliance performs many functions at the district level. The four primary functions are:
- to provide technical assistance to Hillsborough County Public Schools personnel, focusing on compliance with various federal laws, state and local statutes and regulations;
- to investigate complaints and/or charges of discrimination and harassment;
- to respond to charges of discrimination/harassment made against the District by individuals who file with a federal or state enforcement agency such as the Office for Civil Rights and the Florida Commission on Human Relations; and
- to provide training to School Board employees as required by law.