Contractor Compliance Plan 2008 (pdf)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), as the contracting agency to assure compliance by contractors with the requirements of federal aid construction contracts including the EEO requirements and include these EEO requirements in all applicable direct federal and federal-aid highway construction contracts.
The primary goal of the contract compliance program is to ensure non-discrimination and affirmative action on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap or sex in the employment practices and related terms and conditions by Government and federally assisted contractors.
Simply stated, the contract compliance review program's objective is to ensure nondiscrimination in the hiring and employment practices of contractors involved in the highway program. The Alabama Department of Transportation must conduct contract compliance reviews to determine whether the contractor is in fact complying with his or her contractual requirement to not discriminate, provide equal opportunity and where appropriate take affirmative action. Nondiscrimination involves the consideration of persons on their capabilities rather than on their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Affirmative Action encompasses those actions, which go beyond mere passive nondiscrimination and ensure that equal opportunity, is provided to those previously subjected to discrimination.
Specifically, the purpose of the compliance review program is to determine whether or not prime contractors or subcontractors maintain nondiscriminatory hiring and employment practices and are taking affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed. The contractors must demonstrate that employees are placed, trained, upgraded, promoted, and otherwise treated equally during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
For additional information regarding the contract compliance program, contact Alice Rowe, Contract Compliance Coordinator, (334) 260-2240.
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