Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Civil Rights

Committed to equality in transportation service

Transportation workers

Equal Employment Opportunity Program


MnDOT is responsible for ensuring equal opportunity for employment in the construction trades on state and federally funded projects regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status and status with regard to public assistance. The Equal Employment Opportunity Program requires contractors to actively recruit women and minority applicants for employment in accordance with federal and state EEO laws and MnDOT policies. The EEO program requires a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and violence.

A team of Contract Compliance Specialists manage the EEO program. They perform in-depth EEO project reviews as required by federal regulation, monitor the implementation of EEO requirements and investigate and resolve EEO concerns on projects. The Contract Compliance Specialists manage the On-the-Job Training Program and Supportive Services Programs which are administered to recruit, train and place minority and women applicants with highway construction contractors.

The Contract Compliance Specialists work with Tribal Employment Rights Offices, contractors, and MnDOT districts to ensure appropriate application of Tribal sovereignty when highway contracting occurs on Tribal reservations.


Special provisions and forms

Compliance Review Report (EEO 8) PDF, Word
Contractor Employment Compliance Report (EEO 13) PDF, Word
Contractor Employment Compliance Report With Instructions (EEO 13) PDF, Word
Contractor Employment Data Form (EEO 12) PDF
Contractor Employment Data Form With Instructions (EEO 12) PDF, Word
Contractor Workforce Analysis (EEO 7) PDF, Word
Notification of Award of County/Municipal State-Aid Project Word
EEO Special Provisions PDF
Form FHWA PR-1391 Excel

See all Civil Rights forms.

Contract compliance

Federal On-the-Job Training Program

The Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job policy requires state departments of transportation to establish apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move women, minorities, and disadvantaged persons into journey level positions to ensure that a competent workforce is available to meet highway construction hiring needs, and to address the historical under-representation of members of these groups in highway construction skilled crafts.

Training and development


MnDOT established an On-the-Job Training Program and an On-the-Job Training Special Provision that has been approved by the FHWA. It is located in the Contract Special Provisions, Division S – Part B, S-41 (2041) On-The-Job Training Program.