Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance
Achieve a diverse workforce by promoting workforce development inclusive of minorities and females.
Tasks of the Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance Program
- Assist contractors who do business with the Washington State Department of Transportation, in achieving a diverse workforce by promoting workforce development that is inclusive of minorities and females.
- Ensure that WSDOT is operating the EEO Compliance Program in good faith by adhering to Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as departmental policies and procedures.
The EEO Compliance Unit is responsible for conducting Contract Compliance Reviews on awarded projects that have Federal Highway Administration funds associated to them. The review is an on-site needs analysis of the contractor’s workforce, and their workforce development program. If the contractor’s needs analysis indicates a shortage of minorities and/or females in specific construction trades the unit turns the information over to the OJT/Support Services Unit.
The unit is also responsible for conducting training workshops for WSDOT Regional staff, contractors, community-based organizations and local agencies about program compliance criteria.
In addition, this unit administers the federally mandated training program which requires an analysis on every let contract with federal aid dollars, of the projects capability of supporting trainee positions.
Apprentice/Trainee Approval Request form (PDF 72KB)
WSDOT’s EEO Assurances Part 1 (PDF 215KB)
Equal Employment Opportunity Contractor Compliance Program (PDF 166KB)
Slow down – lives are on the line.
In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.
Even one life lost is too many.
Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.
It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.
95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.