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Commission Units and Responsibilities
The Florida Commission on Human Relations was created in section 760.03, Florida Statutes. The Commission is assigned to the Department of Management Services for organizational purposes only. The Commission, in the performance of its duties pursuant to the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, is not subject to the control, supervision or direction by the Department of Management Services.
As provided in section 760.05, Florida Statutes, the Commission promotes and encourages fair treatment and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status; and mutual understanding and respect among all members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups; and shall endeavor to eliminate discrimination against, and antagonism between, religious, racial and ethnic groups and their members.
The general purposes of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 are to secure freedom from discrimination for all individuals within the state and to protect their interest in personal dignity; to make available to the state their full productive capacities; to secure the state against domestic strife and unrest; to preserve the public safety, health and general welfare; and to promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals within the state.