Civil Rights

STAFF DIRECTORY

Todd Sadler, office director

Ph: 515-239-1475
Email: todd.sadler@dot.iowa.gov
  • Human resource and civil rights manager for the Iowa DOT

Karen Kienast, team leader

Ph: 515-233-7970
Email: karen.kienast@dot.iowa.gov
  • Iowa DOT civil rights programs coordination ADA Coordinator
  • Civil rights investigations
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • State and federal liaison for civil rights issues
  • Data collection and analysis

KIM VANCLEAVE, EXTERNAL CIVIL RIGHTS ADMINISTRATOR

Ph:515-239-1427
Email: kim.vancleave@iowadot.us
  • On-the-job training coordinator
  • Females and Minorities in Highway Construction Training Program
  • DBE/ACDBE/ESB supportive services
  • Small Business Certification Prompt pay complaints
  • Civil Rights complaints
  • Disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) good faith effort

NIKITA RAINEY, CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICER

PH: 515-239-1304
Email: nikita.rainey@iowadot.us
  • Title VI compliance
  • EEO/AA contractor compliance
  • DBE certifications
  • DBE/Airport concessionaire disadvantaged business enterprise (ACDBE) certifications
  • Electronic records management system (ERMS)

Steve Kerber, contract compliance officer

PH: 515-239-1483
Email: steven.kerber@dot.iowa.gov
  • Title VI compliance
  • EEO/AA contractor compliance

TRACEY BRADLEY, CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Ph: 515-239-1833
Email: tracey.bradley@iowadot.us
  • Title VI compliance
  • EEO/AA contractor compliance

Danny Wagener, DBE compliance officer

Ph: 515-239-1422
Fax: 515-817-6502
Email: danny.wagener@iowadot.us
  • DBE certifications
  • DBE directory and amendments DBE accomplishments
  • DBE truck roster DBE goal setting
  • DBE letting and semiannual reports Subcontractor payments
  • Electronic records management system (ERMS)
  • DBE/Airport concessionaire disadvantaged business enterprise (ACDBE) certifications

Contact information

Civil Rights
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-239-1427
Fax: 515-239-1175
Civil.Rights@iowadot.us
TTY/TDD: 515-239-1514

Office hours at the Iowa DOT in Ames are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time

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