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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.
Luz E. Norris
DBE Program Manager
Office of Civil Rights
Delaware Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 778
Dover, Delaware 19903-0778
Please view the Civil Rights Contacts Page for all Contacts
FHWA - Form 1273 - Revised July 5, 2022
The revised Form FHWA-1273 is effective September 6, 2022. Consistent with FHWA's regulations at 23 CFR part 633, subpart A, Federal-aid contractors and recipients must use the new form beginning on this date. Federal-aid recipients must use the new form on this date.
The link to Form 1273 may be found at: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/1273/1273.pdf
Forms and Documents
- Contractor Compliance Manual
- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Information
- Philadelphia District Office Information
- EEO Officer Notification and Program Compliance Certification
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.
- EEO is the Law English | Spanish
- Employee Rights Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) English | Spanish
- Job Safety and Health Spanish
- Employee Rights Under Davis-Bacon Act English | Spanish
- "Whistleblower" Know Your Rights
- Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage English | Spanish
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act English | Spanish
- Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
- Penalty for False Statements
- Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
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.
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