Civil Rights Bureau is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, political belief, marital status, sex, age, and disability in State, Federal and Federally-Assisted MDT programs.
It also ensures that all beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of these programs are offered an equal participation opportunity.
The ADA Program is responsible for consulting with the Design Bureau to provide plans of accessible sidewalks and street crossings. The program is also responsible for consultation with and providing training for MDT field forces in the appropriate installation of ADA design structures.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Program
The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts. It is a federally funded program administered by MDT. In order to participate in federally funded contracts under the DBE Program, they must first be certified thru the MDT DBE Program. MDT is the only DBE certifying agent in the state of Montana.
DBE Program Specialist
DBE Supportive Services Coordinator
EEO Contract Compliance
This program ensures that federal-aid highway projects valued at more than $10,000 make a "good faith effort" to assure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, religion, sex, color, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, political belief or national origin. Contractor training, EEO compliance reviews and complaint investigation assure contractor compliance.
This program ensures that Davis-Bacon wage rates and fringe benefits are paid to highway construction workers on contracts and subcontracts valued at more than $2,000. Contractor training certified, payroll monitoring and a formal complaint process assures contractor compliance.
Title VI, Title VII, and EEO Program
MDT's Title VI program ensures that all programs, benefits, and services offered to the general public by MDT are free from discrimination based upon certain enumerated statuses (e.g., race, color, national origin, etc.), depending on the appropriate federal agency requirements. Related programs include: Limited English Proficiency which ensures that interpreter's services are available as required for non-English speaking individuals who participate in MDT's programs, services, and benefits; and Environmental Justice, which ensures that minority and low-income individuals are heard and addressed in MDT operations. The program also oversees: MDT staff and local government training, Title VI reviews including local government reviews, and a formal complaint process ensuring compliance.