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EEO Guidance

EEO Circular

FTA’s Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Circular 4704.1A went into effect on October 31, 2016. This document provides guidance to FTA grant recipients necessary to carry out FTA’s Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and prepare EEO Programs.

EEO Program 

FTA requires entities meeting the below thresholds to either submit or prepare and maintain an EEO Program. An EEO Program is a detailed set of procedures and employment information designed to ensure entities meet the EEO requirements.

Threshold Requirements:

Any FTA applicant, recipient, subrecipient, and contractor who meet both of the following threshold requirements must implement all of the EEO Program elements, and submit an EEO Program every four years:

  • Employs 100 or more transit-related employees, and
  • Requests or receives capital or operating assistance in excess of $1 million in the previous Federal fiscal year, or requests or receives planning assistance in excess of $250,000 in the previous Federal fiscal year.

Any FTA applicant, recipient, subrecipient, and contractor who meets both of the following threshold requirements must prepare and maintain an abbreviated EEO Program:

  • Employs between 50-99 transit-related employees, and
  • Requests or receives capital or operating assistance in excess of $1 million in the previous Federal fiscal year, or requests or receives planning assistance in excess of $250,000 in the previous Federal fiscal year.

Please review the EEO Circular for additional information.

EEO Program Components

  • Statement of Policy
  • Dissemination
  • Designation of Personnel Responsibility
  • Utilization Analysis
  • Goals and Timetables
  • Assessment of Employment Practices
  • Monitoring and Reporting  

Abbreviated EEO Program Components

  • Statement of Policy
  • Dissemination Plan
  • Designation of Personnel Responsibility
  • Assessment of Employees Practices
  • Monitoring and Reporting Plan
Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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