EEO Regulations, Guidance, and Procedures

Regulations

FTA's EEO Circular (PDF)  For additional information, please contact Anita Heard at (202) 493-0318.

Affirmative Action Plan

An Affirmative Action Plan is a detailed, results-oriented set of procedures designed to achieve prompt and full use of minorities and women at all levels and in all parts of the contractor's workforce.  FTA requires an Affirmative Action Plan be submitted every three years.

Threshold Requirements

Employs 50 or more transit-related employees, and; receives capital or operating assistance in excess of 1 million, or; receives planning assistance in excess of $250,000.

General Requirements

Establishes a strong company policy and commitment to equal employment opportunity.  In it, the grantee should assign responsibility and authority for the program to top company officials and analyze the present workforce to identify jobs and departments where minorities and females are underrepresented.

Develops a detailed, results-oriented set of procedures designed to achieve prompt and full utilization of minorities and women at all levels and in all parts of the grantees’ workforce.

EEO Program Components

EEO Training Overview