Internal Equal Employment Opportunity
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and its Director are firmly committed to the principles and spirit of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all employees and employment applicants. It is a fundamental policy of DDOT to comply with all federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex , national origin, religion, age (40 and older), disability, genetic information or retaliation.
In addition to the protected traits covered by federal laws, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (DCHRA) also prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of: age (18 and older), marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, and matriculation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code Section §§2-1401.01 et seq.,(Act) the District Department of Transportation, its offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering DDOT programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
DDOT is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process
DDOT's EEO program pervades all human resource practices including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, recognition, and all forms of employment.
If you feel you have been discriminated against in any of the above areas you have the right to file a complaint with a DC Government EEO Counselor within 180 calendar days of an occurrence of an alleged unlawful discriminatory practice or 180 calendar days of the discovery of the unlawful occurrence. The EEO Counselor will attempt to resolve the matter within 30 calendar days. If you are not satisfied with the results, you have 15 calendar days to file a formal complaint with the DC Office of Human Rights. For complaints of sexual harassment, you may file directly with the DC Office of Human Rights.
Affirmative Action Program
As a recipient of federal funds, DDOT is also committed to taking Affirmative Action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
As provided in 23 CFR §230.305(a)(1), the District Department of Transportation Affirmative Action Plan is a written document detailing the positive action steps the agency will take to ensure equal employment opportunity. The AAP sets annual utilization targets by job group for underutilized women and minorities.
External Equal Employment Opportunity
DDOT, as a contracting agency and a recipient of federal aid, DDOT has a responsibility to ensure compliance by contractors with the requirements of Federal-aid construction contracts, including the equal opportunity requirements, and to assist in and cooperate with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) programs to assure equal opportunity, through 23 CFR Part 230. Specifically, it should be a fundamental policy for contractors and all subcontractors to comply with all federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or retaliation.
Coming soon: EEO Contractor Compliance Manual and Required Labor Law Posters.
For questions or to file an EEO complaint, please contact:
Title VII/Affirmative Action/EO Contractor Compliance
Office of Civil Rights
District Department of Transportation
55 M Street, SE, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 671-0479
DDOT's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program pervades all human resource practices.
Program at a Glance
Program Title: Title VII-Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Phone: (202) 673-6813