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Contractor Compliance/EEO


The Civil Rights Section, through implementation of its Contract Compliance Program maintains the commitment to ensuring highway construction and non-construction firms are adhering to the EEO and EO contractual obligations and federal regulatory provisions, ensuring that all activities and operations are conducted in a non-discriminatory fashion and ensuring equal opportunities for minorities and women.

Contact Information

Luz E. Norris
DBE Program Manager

Office of Civil Rights
Delaware Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 778
Dover, Delaware 19903-0778

Phone: (302) 760-2035  Fax: (302) 739-2254
Email: DelDOT.DelawareOJT@delaware.gov

Please view the Civil Rights Contacts Page for all Contacts

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Contractor Compliance

Important Reminder!

Announcement
Revised form FHWA-1273

On June 25, 2012, through the Federal Register, Notices, Vol. 77, No. 122, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the new Form 1273, which was revised May 1, 2012.

The link to Form 1273 may be found at: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/1273/1273.pdf

Forms and Documents

Prompt Payment Requirements

The Civil Rights Section has the responsibility of monitoring payments to DBE firms submitted to meet goals on a contract. The prime contractor is required to submit proof of payments to DBE firms along with all other subcontractors and suppliers on a monthly basis. The link below will provide you with the legislation regarding payment requirements. Specifically Title 17- Highways, Chapter 8- Highway Construction Payments, Sections 801 to 805. https://delcode.delaware.gov/title17/c008/index.html.

Contractors' Compliance Responsibilities Include

  • Knowing and complying with all of the provisions of Form 1273 and including that mandatory language in all of their subcontracts
  • Developing and utilizing relationships with recruitment sources intended to increase minority and female representation in their workforce

Required Bulletin Board Postings

Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor require that posters or notices be posted in the workplace. The Department provides electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.

Most of these posters and many others can be found at Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) follows federal procedures for processing external complaints of discrimination filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related statutes ) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

External Complaint Procedures

These procedures are designed to provide due process for complainants and respondents and apply to the investigation of external complaints of discrimination. The procedures do not preclude the responsible staff of any agency from attempting to informally and independently resolve complaints.


Nondiscrimination Statutes

Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - 42 U.S.C. 6101, provides: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 - P.L. 100-209, provides: Clarification of the original intent of Congress in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Act restores the broad, institution-wide scope and coverage of the nondiscrimination statutes to include all programs and activities of Federal-aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, whether such programs and activities are federally assisted or not.

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 - 23 U.S.C. 324, provides: No person shall, on the ground of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance under this Title or carried on under this Title.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - 42 U.S.C. 794, et seq., provides: No qualified handicapped person shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - 42 U.S.C. 12131, et seq., provides: No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by a department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or local government. More

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - 42 U.S.C. 2000d, provides: No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race,color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. More





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