Contractor Compliance Reviews are performed on ODOT projects in order to monitor the utilization of minorities and females on Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. These are comprehensive reviews conducted to determine a contractor's compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity requirements of the contract. The Department also monitors DBE participation as well as the On the Job Training requirements if applicable.
Who is selected for Contract Compliance Reviews
- Contractors performing work on multiple or large volume contracts
- Contracts located in areas with high minority and female labor forces
- Contractors who have had compliance issues
- Projects with the greatest potential for employment and contracting opportunities
- Projects with Training Provisions
- Contractors who fail to cooperate with the request for compliance documents
Contract Review Process
The review process is used to determine whether firms performing work on ODOT contracts are in compliance with the required Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of the contract. The review process consists of the following components: Planning, Preliminary Analysis, On-site Verification, Compliance Determination and where necessary, Corrective Action.
How do I make a good-faith effort to stay in compliance - A contractor is considered to have met its Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity Program obligations if there is adequate documented evidence that it made every good-faith effort. If there is evidence of discrimination or a failure to provide Equal Opportunity, the contractor will submit a Corrective Action Plan. If there is no a good-faith effort; evidence of discrimination; or a failure to provide Equal Opportunity, the contractor will submit a Corrective Action Plan. The following criteria will be considered in determining if a firm has made a good-faith effort:
- Contractor's EEO Policy
- Dissemination of the EEO Policy
- Authority and Responsibility of EEO Officer
- Periodic EEO meetings
- Notices/poster on the bulletin board including "EEO Is the Law"
- Advertising as "An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer"
- Recruitment (direct recruitment efforts with sources likely to yield minorities and women)
- Educate all supervisors within 30 days of the firm's affirmative action obligations
- Encourage present employees to refer women and minorities
- Evaluate wages to determine if discrimination exists
- Investigation of all complaints
- Assist in locating, qualifying and increasing the skills of minorities and women
- Uses training programs and advises employees and applicants of opportunities
- Minorities and women exist in contractor's training program
- Ensure non-segregated facilities
- Minorities and women are employed in all occupations, crafts and job classifications on an equal basis
- Procedures establishing the monitoring of subcontractors' compliance with nondiscrimination
- EO and EEO procedures
- Adequate records and reports
- Minorities and women reach accumulating work hours expected based on their representation
- Written notices have been sent to unions (contractors' signatory to union agreements are required to use their best efforts to incorporate an EEO clause into each union agreement pursuant to 23 CFR 2320, Subpart A, Appendix A). The contractors shall notify the union(s) of their commitment to EEO
- The EEO officer representing the contractor understands their role and responsibilities
- The EEO clauses are included in purchase orders, subcontracts, and collective bargaining agreements
Last Modified on 11/29/2016
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by ODOT, its recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors. To request an accommodation please contact the ADA Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353.