State's Human Rights Commission to Meet, Release Annual Report 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 2:53pm

THRC Board to Review and approve Performance Measures from Previous Fiscal Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Human Rights Commission released its annual performance measures from the 2015-16 fiscal year.

The agency’s board of commissioners reviewed and approved the report in a public meeting held on Tuesday September 20, 2016.

“We’re excited to present our performance from the past year,” said Beverly Watts, executive director of the THRC. “Looking back and finding ways to improve is an important step toward doing the best possible job for those we serve.”  As we look back we are able to identify ways to improve our service to the public.

This annual report comprise, information relating to the commission’s interactions with the public throughout the previous fiscal year.


The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the state’s anti discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. The Commission also ensures Tennessee’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin by state agencies receiving financial assistance.

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