The North Dakota Department of Transportation is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination in its state, federal, and federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, limited English proficiency, genetics, political opinion or affiliation, status with regard to marriage or public assistance, or participation in lawful activity off NDDOT's premises during non-working hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of NDDOT. In addition, NDDOT ensures that all beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of these programs are offered an equal participation opportunity. NDDOT also protects the civil rights of its employees and applicants for employment.
Civil Rights Division contract management, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) reporting, and DBE certification software.
Civil Rights Division electronic certified payroll and workforce reporting software.
Certifies eligible minority, female, and other socially and economically disadvantaged owned businesses under the rules and regulations of the federal DBE guidelines.
Ensures that federal-aid highway construction projects valued at more than $10,000 include minority and female employees on construction crews. Formal compliance reviews document contractor efforts.
Provides training for minority, female, and economically disadvantaged individuals in the skilled craft classifications used by contractors on highway construction projects.
Ensures that Davis-Bacon wage rates and fringe benefits are paid to highway construction workers on federal-aid contracts valued at more than $2,000 and subsequent subcontracts. Certified payroll monitoring and a formal complaint process document contractor compliance.
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
NDDOT prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in its transportation programs, activities, and services in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities.
Ensures that the recruitment and selection of regular and temporary employees for the North Dakota Department of Transportation is done in a discrimination-free manner; that the work environment is free of discrimination; and includes procedures for the investigation of discrimination complaints. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training of all NDDOT employees is part of Title VII.