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Compliance and Business
Opportunities

Welcome to the Bureau of Compliance & Business Opportunities!

Vision:  To create a compliant transportation model that promotes innovative management concepts and techniques that will become the standard for the state transportation systems.

Mission:  To ensure that the Alabama Department of Transportation adheres to the legal mandates that govern the operational functions associated with the administration of the Civil Rights Programs.  The obligation to not discriminate is based on the objective of Congress to not have funds which were collected in a non-discriminatory manner used in ways which subsidize, promote, or perpetuate discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

The Compliance and Business Opportunities Bureau operates under the management of Deputy Director of Administration, Lamar S. Woodham, Jr.  The Bureau was established on April 1, 2013 as a result of the separation of the Personnel and Compliance Bureau which had previously merged in February 2006.  The Bureau is now under the day-to-day direction of Bureau Chief, Clarence H. Hampton whose responsibility is to ensure the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is in full compliance with all related federal and state nondiscriminatory laws, regulations, directives, and executive orders in all of its programs and activities.  The Bureau is designed to maintain the administration of a continuous Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Program for ALDOT regarding EEO requirements. 

The Compliance and Business Opportunities Bureau is organized into four operational Sections; Administration, Internal Programs, External Programs, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

  • The Administration Section assists with the day-to-day activities relative to overseeing the personnel process of all four units, maintaining the Bureau inventory, and coordinating the employee training programs.
  • The Internal Programs Section is responsible for the following areas:   Title VII (Employment Matters), Affirmative Action Plan, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Youth Transportation Program.
  • The External Programs Section is responsible for the following areas:  Title VI Program, Contract Compliance program, and On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.  These program objectives are met through development and implementation based upon the various public laws, executive orders, regulations, and other guidance from the FHWA.
  • The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Section goal is to utilize all ALDOT resources to ensure that DBE firms are afforded opportunities to grow; to be able to proficiently  compete without regulatory aids for contracts in highway construction as well as other industries.   The DOT DBE regulations require recipients of DOT Federal financial assistance, namely state agencies, to establish goals for the participation of DBE firms and certify the eligibility of DBE firms to participate in their DOT assisted contracts. A disadvantaged business firm is a small business independently owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged persons  The intent of the DBE program as prescribed by 49 CFR 26 is to maximize the opportunity of certified disadvantaged business firms to participate in federally assisted programs.