The Division’s relocated regional office is at 5 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, off westbound Route 70. The office will continue to serve residents of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
Director Sashihara said the primary reason for moving the Division’s Southern Regional Office from its current location — on the fourth floor of 1 Port Center, on the Camden Waterfront — was cost savings.
He projected the annual savings on rent alone to be approximately $103,000, and said yearly savings on other costs – for example, outside maintenance, snow removal, utilities, etc. — could increase the savings figure.
Sashihara added that an equally important reason for relocating from the Camden Waterfront was accessibility and convenience for New Jersey residents seeking information, or to file a formal complaint.
He noted that the Executive Campus site in Cherry Hill will be familiar to many residents of the tri-county area because it already houses such well-known entities as the state Motor Vehicle Commission, the federal Social Security Administration offices, and Camden County’s Child Support Probation Division, as well as many private employers.
The new location is convenient by car, Sashihara said, NJ Transit bus service stops next to the building, and the site is within walking distance of a NJ Transit train station.
“We believe this is the right move at the right time,” said Sashihara. “Through this relocation of our Southern Regional Office, the Division on Civil Rights will be able to save taxpayer dollars and increase the office’s accessibility, while continuing to provide the same high level of services for the residents of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.”