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Office of Operations

Civil Rights

NDDOT’s Civil Rights Division manages federally mandated programs to ensure businesses are offered an equal opportunity on all projects and that all personnel are treated free of discrimination. They also administer the Title VI Program, oversee the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, reviews contractor compliance requirements and handle labor compliance issues.

Title VI

This program ensures that all programs, activities, and services offered to the general public by the NDDOT are free from discrimination.

Title VII

This program ensures that the recruitment and selection of regular and temporary employees for the NDDOT is done in a discrimination-free manner; that the work environment is free of discrimination; and includes procedures for the investigation of discrimination complaints. EEO training of all NDDOT employees is part of Title VII.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE/ACDBE)

This program is responsible for certification of minority, female, and other socially and economically disadvantaged owned businesses under the rules and regulations of the federal DBE/ACDBE guidelines.

On-The-Job Training (OJT)

This program provides training for minority, female, and economically disadvantaged individuals in the skilled craft classifications used by contractors on highway construction projects.

DBE/ACDBE/OJT Supportive Services

The NDDOT receives federal funding to provide technical assistance and support to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE/ACDBE) firms to enhance their capabilities, to make them competitive in the project bid process, and to increase their overall effectiveness. The NDDOT also uses state funds to provide counseling services under the on-the-job training (OJT) program and to monitor the progress of the trainees. The NDDOT contracts with a consultant to provide this assistance and these services.

Contract Compliance

This program 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.

Labor Compliance

This program 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.

Construction Services

The Construction Services Division provides support for the creation of a high quality, safe and cost-effective transportation system.

The Division is responsible for highway construction bid openings, contracts, bonds, and contract payments. The Division provides services in contractor pre-qualifications, construction scheduling, engineering reviews, contractor claims, project staffing, Civil Rights liaison for DBE and Title VI programs, construction records, and various other services.

Construction Services is also the host to the Engineering Special Forces which is a unique team of Transportation Engineers and Engineering Technicians that provide support to our Divisions and Districts as needed.

Maintenance

The Maintenance Division is responsible for NDDOT property and facilities; safety, health, and emergency responses; non-project related Right-of-Way; budgeting for maintenance operations, capital improvements, maintenance equipment, pavement marking program, static traffic signs, maintenance specifications; the pavement preservation program; Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS); Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); and load restriction and road condition reports.