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EEO Guidance

EEO Circular

FTA's EEO Circular 4704.1A provides guidance to FTA grant recipients necessary to carry out Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and prepare EEO Program Plans.

EEO Program Plan

FTA requires recipients meeting the threshold below to prepare an EEO Program Plan. The program is a detailed, results-oriented set of procedures designed to ensure recipients meet EEO requirements in their agencies’ employment-related matters.

Threshold Requirements

Any FTA applicant, recipient, subrecipient, and contractor who meets both of the following threshold requirements must implement all of the EEO Program elements:

  • 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.

Agencies that have between 50–99 transit-related employees are required to prepare and maintain an EEO Program that includes the statement of policy, dissemination plan, designation of personnel, assessment of employment practices, and a monitoring and reporting system.

EEO Program Components

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


Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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