The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Civil Rights Programmatic areas within the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). These programs include Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), Environmental Justice, Disadvantaged/Minority Business Enterprise Programs (D/MBE), Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, Contractor Compliance/ On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
OEO is responsible for the District Equal Opportunity Officers (DEEO) in MDOT SHA's seven districts and Hanover Complex, as well as Headquarters Contract Compliance Officers (HQCCO). OEO also oversees all Civil Rights Programs of the Public Private Partnership (P3) project.
OEO will promote equal opportunity on behalf of all customers of State Highway Administration, both internal and external, by providing improved services and support to all program areas.
“To ensure that the State Highway Administration is an organization that is free from discrimination in all program areas and promotes equity and equality during every facet of our day to day business activities.”
To address the need for a diverse workforce and create awareness of the career choices that exist in the transportation industry, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program. This transportation-focused career awareness initiative stimulates interest in middle and high school participants, provides academic enhancement activities and encourages students to pursue transportation-related course work at the college and university level.
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