Governor requests citizen input on state government

Those having experience, positive or negative, with State human rights, affirmative action, contracts or employment are encouraged to weigh in

An independent review, recently announced by Governor Mark Dayton, will recommend solutions to ensure Minnesota state government better reflects the diversity of the people it serves.

The audit of the State’s procurement, human rights, and affirmative action practices, will review how the State administers existing laws aimed at ensuring equal opportunity for Minnesota businesses and individuals. Dayton appointed a working group, comprised of 27 local organizations and state councils serving protected class communities, to oversee the audit.

Your community’s participation in this audit is a vital part of ensuring more Minnesotans like you have access to opportunities. State leaders want to know about people’s experiences with Human Rights violations, Affirmative Action issues, and obtaining contracts or employment from the State of MN.

If you have had experience with the system in any of these areas, please consider participating. There are a couple of ways to do so.

Some people will participate in a 30-minute phone interview; others can simply complete a brief on-line survey. Both will be sharing their experiences and also their recommendations on how processes be handled. Your participation and input to the audit will be anonymous unless you choose otherwise.

If you would like more information, or to participate in this important process, please contact Clift Research at or call Nancy Clift at 612-730-5552.


— Information provided by the Governor’s Office