The Civil Rights Division is responsible for the administration of both state and federal programs of nondiscrimination that includes Title VI, Affirmative Action and Small Business Development. Each program monitors all activities for compliance and provides training and onsite technical assistance. Additionally, the division is responsible for developing and implementing TDOT's internal and external affirmative action plans and investigating complaints of alleged discrimination, including sexual harassment. The division also administers the federally mandated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
The mission of the Civil Rights Office is to ensure adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VI and Small and Disadvantaged Business Initiatives.