Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program
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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program sets forth results-oriented policies and commitments of good faith efforts to attain fairness and equity in the administration of all TxDOT’s employment practices such as recruitment, hiring, pay, benefits, job assignments, leave, promotions and training. The program promotes the creation of a diverse workforce and an inclusive, open work environment free of discrimination or harassment.

TxDOT is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability, military status or age. Applicants for employment, vendors, contractors and their employees, customers, and the public are also recipients of this same commitment.

Read our EEO Policy Statement.

Affirmative action plan

An Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is an integral part of an EEO Program. It details positive steps to overcome the effects of past or present barriers to assure that the TxDOT workforce is reflective of the available labor market of the communities served. The purpose of the plan is the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TxDOT’s EEO program.

The plan’s goals, objectives and guidelines include:

  • Achieving workforce parity with available labor force within the state
  • Achieving and maintaining equity in employment and training opportunities for employees
  • Equitable selection process for promotions and performance evaluation
  • Participating in departmental educational assistance programs
  • Resolving employee problems and complaints
  • Making reasonable employment accommodations in the event of injury or disability

Discrimination and harassment policy

It is the policy of TxDOT that all employees are entitled to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability, military status or age.

Examples of unacceptable behavior under this policy include (but are not limited to):

  • Discrimination in any employment practice (including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, work assignments, terminations, compensation, benefits and training)
  • Offensive references to race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or other protected class
  • Exhibition of offensive pictures, diagrams and cartoons
  • Subjecting another employee to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature

For more details on how to file a discrimination, harassment or retaliation complaint, please refer to the filling instructions below:

For more information, please contact TxDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 512-416-4700 or email.