Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Civil rights and compliance

Scales of justice

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aeronautics Administration, and Federal Transit Authority require federal aid recipients to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability. WisDOT is committed to providing equal opportunity required under federal law and other federal and state regulations, statutes and executive orders.

The Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance (OBOEC) serves as WisDOT’s regulatory arm that works specifically on the following areas to promote business opportunity, equity and compliance: Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Labor and wage compliance, Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Tribal affairs.


The department aims to be the catalyst that facilitates and supports equity principles throughout the organization utilizing a proactive, interdisciplinary strategy to fulfill the following mission:

  • To eliminate unlawful discrimination in contracting practices and policies.
  • To ensure nondiscrimination in WisDOT programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance by reviewing, consulting and monitoring our practices.
  • To proactively provide strategies and/or remedies to promote equity, inclusion and fairness.


  • Maintain state and federal compliance
  • Generate opportunity
  • Engage stakeholders respectfully

SSI - Who to contact about the content of this page Questions about the content of this page:
Suki Han, suki.han@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: August 15, 2013

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