Office of Equal Opportunity - Programs & Services

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is a full-service office responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all Equal Opportunity Programs 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 Program (D/MBE), 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).

The Office of Equal Opportunity works cooperatively with the agency’s equal opportunity officers in MDOT SHA's seven districts and Hanover Complex, as well as with civil rights specialists assigned to special mega projects, including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (WWB) and Inter-County Connector (ICC).

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.”

Title VII, Employment Discrimination 

Title VI, Environmental Justice 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise (D/MBE) Program

Contractor Compliance/On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

2022 National Summer Transportation Institute Program- Call for Statements of Work Application Announcement

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