Civil Rights

Internal Nondiscrimination Programs


Unique to the Arizona Department of Transportation, as a State Transportation Agency and recipient of Federal funds, is the requirement to develop and administer an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program (hereafter Internal Nondiscrimination Compliance Programs) under the Federal-aid Highway Act of 1968 and Title 23 Code of Federal (CFR) Regulations, Part 230-Subpart C.  The purpose of the Internal Nondiscrimination Compliance Programs is to ensure equal treatment for persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or genetics in all employment practices.

What Does This Mean?

All ADOT employment actions/decisions must be made solely based on an incumbent employee’s or potential employee’s ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position for which they have been or are being hired regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or genetics in all employment practices.  These employment actions/decisions include but are not limited to:

  • Hiring
  • Disciplinary action
  • Leave approval
  • Receipt of benefits
  • Salary Compensation
  • Training
  • Work assignments
  • Termination
Internal Nondiscrimination Programs

The ADOT Internal Nondiscrimination Program consists of:

Contact Us

ADOT Civil Rights Office
206 S. 17th Ave., MD 155A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.712.8946 

David Eagles, Sr
Internal Civil Rights Programs Administrator

Alicia Evans
Affirmative Action Program Manager

Joleen Olsen
Sr. EEO Coordinator

Raquel Sauceda
Sr. EEO Coordinator

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.