The Washington State Department of Transportation’s Office of Equal Opportunity has preserved a series of presentations relating to the following agencies and programs:
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
- Title VI Program
- Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
- On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Program
- Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises
- Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Please contact The Office of Equal Opportunity at (360) 705-7090 or www.wsdot.wa.gov/equalopportunity/ for more information about the following topics.
Daucey Brewington, Executive Director of Two Rivers CDC and Native PTAC Program Director and Tiffany Scroggs, Washington PTAC Program Manager, explain PTAC services, government contracting basics at WSDOT Statewide External Civil Rights Training.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
This video provides an overview of the DBE Program as administrated by the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Office of Equal Opportunity (WSDOT OEO).
This video highlights specific topics of a much larger subject. The material represents critical areas for understanding program requirements as they relate to contractors, professional service providers, WSDOT staff and Local Agency personnel. The topics covered are not all inclusive and WSDOT retains all rights to presentation interpretation.
This video includes information relative to the Title VI Program as administrated by OEO.
This segment provides a high-level overview describing from where OEO draws its authority and jurisdiction over non-discrimination compliance and monitoring responsibilities within WSDOT. The presentation focuses on Environmental Justice, Limited English Proficiency and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance (EEO)
This video provides an overview of the Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance (EEO CC) Program as administrated by OEO.
This program assists WSDOT contractors in achieving a diverse workforce and helps to ensure WSDOT operates the EEO Compliance Program in good faith. The EEO Compliance Unit conducts reviews on let projects with federal aid funds. A review includes an on-site needs analysis of a contractor’s workforce and workforce development program.
On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program (OJT SS)
This video provides an overview of the OJT Program as administrated by OEO.
The OJT Program provides support to contractors in need of female and minority workers on federally-funded WSDOT highway construction projects. Funding is also provided to individuals to increase the participation of females, minorities and the socially and economically disadvantaged in all areas of the highway construction industry. Additional support for training for individuals is also available through a scholarship program.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Program (DBE SS)
This video provides an overview of the DBE Supportive Services Program as administrated OEO.
Supportive Services are no-cost business services for firms certified as DBE through the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE). Other benefits to DBEs at no cost include plans and specifications, construction manuals and instructor-led training as it becomes available.
Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE)
This video provides an overview of the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises.
This segment includes an update on the number of certified firms in the publicly-available OMWBE directory as of February 24 (2016), information on the DBE certification process, an overview of the types of certifications offered and how support is available to help primes increase utilization of certified firms.
Please contact OMWBE at (360) 664-9750 or www.omwbe.wa.gov for more information.