Office of Equal Opportunity - Programs & Services

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Civil Rights Programmatic areas within the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). These programs include Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), Environmental Justice, Disadvantaged/Minority Business Enterprise Programs (D/MBE), Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, Contractor Compliance/ On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

OEO is responsible for the District Equal Opportunity Officers (DEEO) in MDOT SHA's seven districts and Hanover Complex, as well as Headquarters Contract Compliance Officers (HQCCO).  OEO also oversees all Civil Rights Programs of the Public Private Partnership (P3) project. 

Mission Statement

OEO will promote equal opportunity on behalf of all customers of State Highway Administration, both internal and external, by providing improved services and support to all program areas.


“To ensure that the State Highway Administration is an organization that is free from discrimination in all program areas and promotes equity and equality during every facet of our day to day business activities.”