Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Civil Rights

Promoting equal opportunity for businesses and workers on transportation

Collaborative and subcommittees

Worksite Cooperation Committee

The Worksite Cooperation Committee is a subcommittee of the Collaborative that:

  • Identifies worksite issues related to workforce diversity
  • Develops recommendations to ensure highway construction worksites are respectful and welcoming to all

The committee meets on the second Thursday every other month. Norma Miller and Mel Reeves serve as chairpersons.

Participants include stakeholders from different industry groups including:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Construction industry workers
  • Contractors
  • DEED
  • MnDOT
  • Unions

Respectful Workplace Guide

The committee created a Respectful Workplace Guide to improve behaviors on highway construction project sites. The group created the document geared towards contractors covering the following:

  • Business case on why a respectful workplace is important
  • Strategies to improve workplace culture

Respectful Workforce Webinar

A respectful and inclusive workplace is a necessity for contractors looking to thrive in today's competitive marketplace. With that in mind, MnDOT Office of Civil Rights provided a free webinar "Strategies for Creating a Respectful Workplace: Implementing Best Practices to Improve Workplace Culture."