Compliance and ethics requirements
As part of our ongoing commitment to honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability, TxDOT partners with businesses to educate them on the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards through our commitment to our Business Ethics Program as outlined in Title 43 Texas Administrative Code Rule §10.51.
Business Partners Ethics Program Certification
Required conduct by entities doing business with TxDOT is listed in Title 43 Texas Administrative Code Rule §10.101. Entities doing business with TxDOT must report to TxDOT in writing within five working days any behavior that seriously and directly affects the entity’s responsibility to the department (criminal convictions, conflict of interest, bribery, payment of kickbacks, etc.). Entities that violate Rule §10.101 (related to Required Conduct) are subject to sanction, including debarment up to five years, in accordance with Title 43 Texas Administrative Code Rule §10.254.
- Subchapter A: General Provisions
- Subchapter B: Other Entities; Internal Ethics and Compliance Procedures
- Subchapter C: Required Conduct by Entities Doing Business with The Department
- Subchapter F: Sanctions and Suspension for Ethical Violations by Entities Doing Business with The Department
Cybersecurity compliance requirements
In addition to the ethics requirements, any vendor providing computing services to TxDOT must meet the IS-RAMP requirements.
Any vendor with TxDOT data or a connection to a TxDOT system, should immediately report any cybersecurity issues in their environment that could impact TxDOT data or their services to TxDOT using the Report Cybersecurity Issues page .
- Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP)
- TxDOT Risk and Authorization Management Program (IS-RAMP)
- TxDOT Cybersecurity resources
Entities debarred and/or suspended from doing business with TxDOT are in the spreadsheet linked below:
In keeping with our commitment, two programs exist to allow citizens, contractors and TxDOT employees to report fraud, waste and abuse anonymously:
The TxDOT Watch reporting system allows individuals to anonymously report suspected unethical and illegal activities within the agency in one of two ways:
- Report incidents by visiting TxDOT Watch
- Call toll-free 877-769-8936
Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO)
- Call 800-TX-AUDIT (892-8348)
- Submit feedback via the Texas State Auditor's Office Investigations and Audit Support webpage
Citizens Contractors and TxDOT employees may also report suspected fraudulent activity directly to the Compliance Division via email, phone, or mail: