The External Programs Section provides guidance to federal-aid highway construction contractors; to assist them with compliance with their contractual equal employment opportunity/affirmative action requirements including training. Their mission is to ensure that federal financial assistance is not used in a manner which encourages, subsidizes, or results in discrimination by working closely with private and public entities to carry out their nondiscrimination responsibilities.
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.