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Equal Employment Opportunity at MDOT

The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Equal Employment Opportunity Policy prohibits employment discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, age, political or religious affiliation, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. The Office of Fair Practices is responsible for the enforcement of this policy. MDOT managers and supervisors are expected to administer their areas of authority in a non-discriminatory manner, so, issues of discrimination should be rare. The following information is provided by the Department in the event you feel that you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination.

EXAMPLES OF POLICY VIOLATIONS

  • Failure to hire qualified applicants based on one of the prohibited bases
  • Use of interview questions that are not job related
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unequal training opportunities, when the inequity is based on one of the prohibited factors
  • Acts of retaliation
  • Non-promotions, demotions and termination decisions based on one of the prohibited factors

COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

  • An aggrieved individual may file a Complaint of Discrimination form with any MDOTadministration's Office of Fair Practices or Office of Equal Opportunity. Forms are available at all administrations.
  • At any time, an aggrieved individual may contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Maryland Commission on Human Relations (MCHR) to file a discrimination complaint.  More information about these agencies is available in this brochure.
  • Complaints filed with MDOT must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory practice or act.
  • Upon receipt of a discrimination complaint, an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) officer/investigator will be responsible for the investigation and for keeping you informed of its progress.
  • You may be asked to provide additional information about the alleged discrimination such as supporting documentation and names of witnesses.
  • When the investigation is completed, a written report will be made, and the parties will be informed of the decision in the case.
  • Most decisions will be made within thirty days after a complaint has been filed.

At a party's written request, the Coordinator will review appeals of final decisions issued in MDOT investigations.  Appeals must be filed within 10 days of MDOT's final decision.

Office of the Statewide EEO Coordinator
D
epartment of Budget and Management 
301 West Preston Street, Room 607
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-767-3800
           www.dbm.maryland.gov      

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC)

Federal responsibilities for employment discrimination administration have been centralized in the EEOC. The agency is charged with enforcing Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1975 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory practice or act or when you first knew about the alleged discriminatory practice or act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Baltimore District Office
10 South Howard Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-962-3932
www.eeoc.gov

STATE OF MARYLAND COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

The Maryland Commission on Human Relations enforces Article 49B, which is the anti-discrimination law in Maryland. Complaints must be filed no later than six months from the date of the alleged discriminatory act or the date you learned that a discriminatory action would be taken or had been taken. In addition, the Commission may, on its own, initiate a complaint based on reliable information that any person or business has been, or is engaged in a discriminatory practice made unlawful by Article 49B.

Maryland Commission on Human Relations
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 Saint Paul Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
410-767-8600 or TDD 410-333-1737
www.mchr.state.md.us

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (USDOT)
OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

USDOT's Office of Civil Rights enforces compliance with Section 504 of the 1973 Vocational Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination against disabled persons in any state program receiving federal financial assistance. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory practice or act.

Director of Civil Rights
Office of the Secretary
United States Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

MEDIATION ASSISTANCE

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Fair Practices offers mediation assistance to employees and managers who may experience conflict with one another in the workplace. Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which involves an objective individual who will act as an intermediary between the disputants in an effort to seek a mutually agreeable resolution to a problem. Mediation can be used as early intervention to resolving conflicts. The Office of Fair Practices uses mediation within and outside of the complaint process to resolve conflicts.

Interested employees should contact
410-865-1397 or 1-888-713-1414
Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258

MDOT OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & EQUITY
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Office of The Secretary
Office of Fair Practices
7201 Corporate Center Drive
P.O. Box 548
Hanover, MD 21076
410-865-1397
Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258

Maryland Transportation Authority
Division of Organizational Development
2310 Broening Highway
Suite 150
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-537-1043
TDD 410-355-7024
jcobbs@mdtransportationauthority.com

Maryland Aviation Administration
Office of Fair Practices
P.O. 8766
BWI Airport, MD 21240
410-859-7009
TDD 410-859-7227
AMartin3@mdot.state.md.us

Motor Vehicle Administration
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
6601 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
410-787-7861
TDD 800-492-4575
akelly@mdot.state.md.us

Maryland Port Administration
Office of Fair Practices
The World Trade Center, 19th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-385-4439
TDD 410-684-6919
wforman@mdot.state.md.us

State Highway Administration
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-545-0316
TDD 800-735-2258
shomles@sha.state.md.us

Maryland Transit Administration
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1614
410-767-3432
TDD 410-539-3497
pcullings@mtamaryland.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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