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Jeanne Victor, Assistant Commissioner
609.530.5955



Civil Rights and Affirmative Action

Linda Legge, Executive Director - 609.530.3009
DescriptionDescription The Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action is comprised of the Office of Contractor Compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Unit, the Office of Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprise Programs, Title VI/Nondiscrimination and the Wage Rate Compliance Unit.

Contractor Compliance/Wage Rate Compliance

Jeffrey Overton, Manager - 609.530.3888
DescriptionDescription The Office of Contractor Compliance ensures that New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) contractors actively comply with the Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action provisions on all NJDOT contracts, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business and Small Business Enterprise participation and training contract provisions. This office also works to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of NJDOT's procurement opportunities.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Determine Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Emerging Small Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise (DBE/ESBE/SBE) goals for individual Federal and State construction contracts.

Monitor Contractors' DBE/ESBE/SBE utilization by project.

Determine and monitor contractors' Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) activities, training programs and trainees.

Ensure the NJDOT Resident Engineers monitor contractors.

Conduct Contractor Compliance Reviews.

Investigate complaints of discrimination and prompt payment.

Manage On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.


Area SME Phone
Contractor Compliance Cheryl Taliaferro – North Region
Anthony Ricciardi Central Region
Kwincy Brown South Region Thomas Jones North Region
609.530.5678
609.530.2058
609.530.6578
609.530.5657


Specific unit guidance:
Contract Compliance
Forms
Federal Highway Administration, Contractor Compliance

Wage Rate Compliance

DescriptionDescription The Wage Rate Compliance Unit coordinates its efforts with the Contractor Compliance Unit to oversee and ensure that New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) construction contractors comply with the Davis-Bacon Act and all other Federal and State related wage rate laws, rules and regulations.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Provide guidance for Prevailing Wage Rates for New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) contractors.

Oversee to ensure contractors pay Federal and State prevailing wage rates and benefits.

Coordinate the collection of all NJDOT contractors' certified payrolls.

Ensure Resident Engineers monitor contractors compliance.

Review and maintain all certified payrolls.


Area SME Phone
Wage Rate Compliance Daniel Stern 609.530.6115

Specific unit guidance:
Wage Rate
Forms
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Prevailing Wage Rate Determinations

Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprise Programs

Lydia Harper - 609.530.2033
DescriptionDescription The Office of Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprise Programs administers the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations (49 CFR Part 26) and serves the small, minority and disadvantaged firms seeking to do business with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). This office provides the primary vehicle to ensure that disadvantaged and small businesses have the maximum opportunity to compete for NJDOT contracts.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Establish and monitor the Federal annual, overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal.

Implement the State's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goal.

Certify disadvantaged and emerging small businesses.

Maintain a directory of small, minority and women-owned businesses.

Implement and monitor Race Neutral activities.

Maintain statistical data on DBE/SBE/Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE) participation on Federal and state funding contracts.

Participate as lead in New Jersey Unified Certification Program (NJUCP).

Conduct DBE outreach and recruitment

Manage DBE Supportive Services Program.


Area SME Phone
Disadvantaged and Small Business Enterprise Programs Cynthia Goralski Haidee Lai

609.530.3882
609.530.2497

Specific unit guidance:
Forms
Federal Highway Administration, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
Federal Highway Administration, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Program

Title VI/Nondiscrimination, ADA, EJ, EP

Anthony Davis - 609.530.2893
DescriptionDescription The Title VI/Nondiscrimination Unit oversees and ensures that all programs and activities of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) comply with the Federal Law, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Nondiscrimination Executive Orders (E.O.) 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency) were established to place emphasis on Title VI protections of race and national origin discrimination. More specifically, E.O. 12898 directs Federal funding recipients to address unreasonably high and adverse health or environmental effects of its programs on minority and low-income populations, and ensures that these communities receive the same level of service and consideration as those more affluent communities. E.O. 13166 establishes guidelines on how Federal-aid recipients can ensure meaningful access to its programs, services and information by its Limited English Proficiency (LEP) applicants and beneficiaries.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Coordinate Title VI/Nondiscrimination Task Force.

Investigate Title VI/Nondiscrimination complaints.

Perform comprehensive reviews of special emphasis program areas.

Train Title VI/Nondiscrimination liaisons and sub-recipients.

Prepare and implement annual Title VI/Nondiscrimination Report

Ensure Limited English Proficiency persons have equal access to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) programs and services.

Establish and maintain a public involvement process on transportation projects.


Area SME Phone
Title VI Nondiscrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act Environment Justice Limited English Proficiency Chrystal Section Shivani Patel

609.530.2939
609.530.2336

Specific unit guidance:
Title VI
Limited English Proficiency
Forms
Environmental Justice
Federal Highway Administration, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and additional Nondiscrimination Requirements


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

DescriptionDescription The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Unit implements and monitors the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This unit ensures that persons with disabilities have equal access to New Jersey's roadways and pedestrian facilities and any other NJDOT program, activity, service or benefit provided to the general public.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Monitor New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) policies and practices to maximize accessibility.

Oversee and ensure NJDOT's compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/504.

Manage curb ramp inventory and replacement databases.

Prepare, update and implement ADA/504 Transition and Self-Evaluation Plans.

Investigate ADA complaints.

Provide internal and external technical assistance and training on ADA/504.

Facilitate ADA Workgroup.


Area SME Phone
Americans with Disabilities Act Chrystal Section 609.530.2939

Specific unit guidance:
Americans with Disabilities/Section 504 Web site
Federal Highway Administration, Accessibility Resource Library

 
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