2021 Montana Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement Submission
Effective from the date of filing through December 31, 2021.
Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to conducting all of its business in an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In accordance with State and Federal law MDT prohibits any and all discrimination on the basis of protected classes by its employees or anyone with whom MDT chooses to do business.
Even if a company has an EEO Policy, it is a requirement that a company complete the Montana EEO Policy Statement each year that they work on a Montana Federal-Aid Highway Project, unless the company is contracted as a(n):
- Materials Supplier contracted for materials supplies only;
- Engineering Firm or Agent providing engineer consultations only; or
- Architectural Firm or Agent providing architectural services only.
The Montana EEO Policy Statement is required because Montana has an extended list of protected classes greater than the federally identified protected classes. The Montana EEO Policy Statement will not replace any EEO Policy your company already has in place. It is a statement that provides assurances that your Company will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on his or her membership in any protected class recognized federally or in the state of Montana, while working on Federal-Aid Highway projects in Montana.
Your completion and submission of this form is your company’s acknowledgement that applicants applying to work and employees working on Montana Federal-Aid Highway Projects are protected against discrimination based upon their membership in all Federal and State of Montana identified protected classes.
This web form will submit your pertinent data and populate a Montana EEO Policy Statement for your company.
A confirmation/approval notice with a unique reference number will display once you submit. Please print this Confirmation of Submission / Approval Notice for your records. Your Montana EEO Policy Statement will be emailed to the EEO Officer you identify within three business days. This Policy Statement must be posted on your bulletin board on the Federal -Aid Highway Project sites where you conduct business in Montana.
Complete the following fields, then click “Submit.”
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- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., 78 stat. 252), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin); and 49 CFR Part 21; which also includes FMCSA-only programs or activities (49 CFR Part 303);
- Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973, (23 U.S.C. § 324 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex);
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended, (prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability); and 49 CFR Part 27;
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 6101 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of age);
- Airport and Airways Improvement Act of 1982, (49 U.S.C. § 471, Section 47123), as amended, (prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, or sex);
- Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the operation of public entities, public and private transportation systems, places of public accommodation, and certain testing entities (42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12189) as implemented by Department of Transportation regulations at 49 CFR parts 37 and 38;
- The Federal Aviation Administration’s Non-Discrimination statute (49 U.S.C. § 47123) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, and sex);
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, which prohibits discrimination because of sex in education programs or activities (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.).
- Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, which prevents discrimination against minority populations by discouraging programs, policies, and activities with disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations;
- Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, and resulting agency guidance, national origin discrimination includes discrimination because of Limited English Proficiency (LEP). To ensure compliance with Title VI, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that LEP persons have meaningful access to your programs (70 Fed. Reg. at 74087 to 74100);
- Executive Order 13672 extends protection against discrimination in hiring and employment in the civilian federal workforce by federal contractors on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Montana Code Annotated (MCA) § 49-3-205 Governmental services;
- Montana Code Annotated (MCA) § 49-3-206 Distribution of governmental funds;
- Montana Code Annotated (MCA) § 49-3-207 Nondiscrimination provision in all public contracts.