Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Committed to equality in transportation service

Title VI discrimination complaint procedure

MnDOT is committed to ensuring that no person in the State of Minnesota, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or income status, is excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise is subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by the department, its recipients, subrecipients, and contractors. Additionally, MnDOT is committed to ensuring that its programs incorporate access for people with Limited English Proficiency.

Who can file a discrimination complaint

Please complete the MnDOT discrimination complaint form if you feel that you have experienced discrimination by MnDOT, its sub-recipients, consultants, or contractors on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, religion, or disability, in violation of the Title VI Act of 1964 and related statutes.

Requirements

Complaints shall be a written or electronic statement signed by the complainant or the complainant’s representative. All sections of the MnDOT discrimination complaint form must be completed prior to submission.

Time limit for filing a discrimination complaint

The complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days from the date of the alleged discriminatory incident.

Where to submit a completed discrimination complaint form

Complaint forms can be submitted to the MnDOT Office of Civil Rights in any of the following ways:

  • Online
  • Email: OCRformsubmissions.dot@state.mn.us
  • Mail: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    Office of Civil Rights, MS 170
    395 John Ireland Blvd.
    St. Paul, MN 55155
  • Phone: 651-366-3073
    TTY: 800-627-3529
  • Fax: 651-366-3127

You may also file your discrimination complaint with the federal agencies below:

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Chief Investigations and Adjudication
400 7th Street SW, Room 4132
Washington, D.C. 20590
Phone: 202-366-0693
Fax: 202-366-1599
TTY: 202-366-5132
Email: CivilRights.FHWA@dot.gov

Federal Transit Administration
Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Complaint Team
East Building, 5th Floor – TCR
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
Phone: 1-888-446-4511

Alternative languages and formats

The discrimination complaint form is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. Requests for alternative formats or additional languages of the complaint form should be directed to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or by phone at 651-366-4718 or TTY 800-627-3529.

If you need assistance completing the form, please call or email the MnDOT Office of Civil Rights. Allegations of discrimination received by fax or email will be acknowledged and processed. Allegations received orally by phone or other means will be produced in writing and provided to the complainant for approval.

Questions

If you have questions about filing a complaint, contact:

Jonica Carr
Title VI Coordinator
jonica.carr@state.mn.us
651-366-3322