Equal Opportunity Office

Welcome to Equal Opportunity

The Florida Department of Transportation Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) was created to administer the Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Development Programs, and Civil Rights Programs [Title VI Program (Nondiscrimination in State and Federal Programs and Activities), and Internal and External Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program. (Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

Title VI  |  EEO Discrimination Complaint

Equal Opportunity Organizational Chart

Civil Rights Programs

  • Conducts Title VI (focus to prevent discrimination and ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities) and Title VII (internal and external Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action) investigations and monitors Contract Compliance (assures compliance of contractors), On The Job Training (OJT) and federal Wage Rate requirements.
  • Supports the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) through the Supportive Services Providers to increase the number of certified DBEs participating in the highway program and to contribute to the growth and eventual self-sufficiency of DBE firms. Also, provides S/DBEs a way to monitor payments made by the Department through Prompt Payment and Monitoring.
  • Assists the Department with meeting state and federal requirements through DBE Goal and DBE Reports/Letter Grades.

DBE & Small Business Development Programs

  • Intends to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a level playing field and foster equal opportunity and non-discrimination in DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE Certification program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.
  • Controls the Business Development Initiative which is designed to support the Department's efforts to boost competition, lower prices, and increase support to meet its contracting needs. The BDI provides more opportunities and support for small businesses to move from subcontracting and sub consulting to prime contracting and consulting roles.


FHWA-1273 Making Every Pitch Count Workshop - Registration https://floridaltap.org/fhwa-1273-compliance/This FHWA 123 compliance training is a critical step in maintaining the efforts to uphold the purpose of Code of Federal Regulation 23 subpart 230.401 which is to prescribe policies and procedures to standardize the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Contract Compliance Program, compliance reviews, and the administration of the FDOT statewide contract compliance plan.

The 2021 Updated version of the Contract Compliance Manual is published!

DBE Goal Methodology Documents

FDOT DBE Goal Methodology for Federal Highway Administration FFY 2021 - 2023 

FDOT DBE Goal Methodology for Federal Transit Administration FFY 2021-2023  

Equal Opportunity Office

Office Manager
Victoria Smith

605 Suwannee St, MS 65, Tallahassee, FL 32399

To contact anyone in our office please refer to the  Staff Directory

For assistance with the Equal Opportunity Compliance (EOC) system please email  EOOHelp@dot.state.fl.us

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