Civil Rights

Attention icon The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) annual goal for FFY 2018-2020 of 6.1%. In establishing this goal, we are seeking public comment to this proposal. Comments will be accepted until July 14, 2017. Please send all comments to Karen Kienast, Civil Rights Coordinator at karen.kienast@iowadot.us or call 515-233-7970.

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The Title VI Program was established to carry out the Iowa Department of Transportation's commitment to ensuring that the most fundamental principles of equality of opportunity and human dignity are upheld in all decisions and any activity or process as the Iowa DOT conducts its business, sets  policy, delivers projects and provides services to the public.

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About Civil Rights
The Iowa DOT is dedicated to a well-qualified, diverse workforce representative to the public it serves.
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Affirmative action

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FY2013 Affirmative Action Report to the Federal Highway Administration
Affirmative Action/EEO Report

Civil rights resources

Title VI forms

Access to forms relating to employees, external (nonemployee) and subrecipients.
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LEP Plan

Policy and guidance for the Iowa DOT Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP)
LEP Plan Guidance

Title VI FAQs

General and subrecipient questions regarding Title VI.
Title VI FAQs


Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa Department of Transportation's affirmative action officer. If you need accommodations because of a disability to access the Iowa Department of transportation's services, contact the agency's civil rights/ADA coordinator, Karen Kienast in the Office of Employee Services, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010 or at 515-239-1921. TTY/TDD: 515-239-1514