The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) manages the following programs to ensure that all beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of MDT programs are offered an equal participation opportunity:

Megan Handl

Bureau Chief

406-444-6342 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Maghan Strachan

Program Supervisor

406-444-0841 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Affirmative Action Program

The Affirmative Action Program provides development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action of MDT’s programs.

Kirtrena Deen

Affirmative Action Officer

406-444-7481

Contractor Compliance Program

The Contractor Compliance Program ensures that contractors comply with Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action requirements.

Chris Ferguson

Contractor Compliance Specialist

800-883-5811 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and DBE Supportive Service Programs

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and DBE Supportive Service Programs ensure that federally assisted contracts for highway, transit and aviation projects are made available for small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals by:

  • Ensuring nondiscrimination in the award and administration of Federally-assisted contracts;
  • Helping remove barriers to the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in Federally-assisted contracts, and
  • Assisting the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.

800-883-5811 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Shannon Hahn

Small Business Supportive Services

406-444-7287

Maggie Metzger

Small Business Specialist

406-444-6337

Vacant

Small Business Specialist

406-444-0841

External ADA Program

The External ADA Program ensures that people with disabilities have equitable opportunities to use the public rights-of-way system.

Matt Maze

External ADA Coordinator

406-444-5416 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program

The Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program ensures MDT conducts business in an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, parental/marital status, disability (physical or mental), religion/creed/culture, political belief, genetic material, veteran status, or social origin/ancestry by its employees or anyone with whom MDT chooses to do business.

Vacant

Title VI | Title VII | EEO Specialist

406-444-6334 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

Scott Hicks

Title VI | Title VII | EEO Transit Specialist

406-444-5534 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243

On-The-Job Training (OJT) and OJT Supportive Service Programs

The On-The-Job Training (OJT) and OJT Supportive Service Programs establish apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions to ensure that a competent workforce is available to meet highway construction hiring needs, and to address the historical under-representation of these groups in highway construction skilled crafts.

Chris Ferguson

Compliance Specialist

406-444-6945 | TTY: 800-335-7592 | Fax: 406-444-7243