Civil Rights


Todd Sadler, office director
Ph: 515-239-1475

  • Human resource and civil rights manager for the Iowa DOT
  • Human resource information system (HRIS) administrator
  • Human resource management liaison with Iowa Department of Administrative Services
  • Approval of relocation expenses

Karen Kienast, team leader
Ph: 515-233-7970

  • 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

Elvie Laudencia, AA/EEO officer

  • Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (AA/EEO) investigations
  • Hiring decision justifications (HDJs)

Jacqueline Miskimins, external civil rights administrator
Ph: 515-239-1427

  • On-the-job training coordinator
  • Females and Minorities in Highway Construction Training Program   
  • 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

  • Title VI compliance
  • EEO/AA contractor compliance
  • DBE certifications
  • Electronic records management system (ERMS)

Steve Kerber, contract compliance officer
Ph: 515-239-1483

  • Title VI compliance
  • EEO/AA contractor compliance

Vacant, DBE compliance officer
Ph: 515-239-1833
Fax: 515-817-6551

  • DBE/Airport concessionaire disadvantaged business enterprise (ACDBE) certifications
  • DBE/ACDBE/ESB supportive services

Danny Wagener, DBE compliance officer
Ph: 515-239-1422
Fax: 515-817-6502

  • DBE certifications
  • DBE directory and amendments
  • DBE accomplishments
  • DBE truck roster
  • DBE goal setting
  • DBE letting and semiannual reports
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Construction industry training
  • Electronic records management system (ERMS) 

Contact information

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

Phone: 515-239-1427
Fax: 515-239-1175
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