Office of Civil Rights

The OCR consists of the following programs:  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) and Title VI/Environmental Justice.  The primary function of the OCR is to assure that the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is in full compliance with all related federal and State anti-discrimination laws, regulations, directives and executive orders in all its programs and activities.  Under the Office of HDOT’s Director, the OCR is the focal point for equal opportunity compliance activities and functions conducted through the multi-modal transportation divisional programs and staff offices statewide.

Mission Statement
To eliminate and remedy unlawful discrimination against individuals in HDOT’s services and activities, through civil rights programs that ensure departmental compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws, rules, regulations and executive orders.

Vision
To facilitate and achieve full compliance with federal and state civil rights regulations by providing technical assistance and guidance in the area of civil rights to the HDOT’s statewide multi-modal transportation divisional programs and staff offices.

OCR Staff

Programs

National Summer Transportation Institute Grant-funded Summer Program

This year, HDOT, in partnership with the University of Hawaii – College of Engineering, is proud to announce the second year of the Pacific Summer Transportation Education Program (PAC-STEP) for the Summer of 2022! This program is slated to begin June 6 and conclude June 16, will be in-person at the University of Hawaii – Manoa campus, and is for high school students grade 9 to 12 from the State of Hawaii as well as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. You can find out more about this program and find the link for putting in an application at the following links:

For High School Students residing in Hawaii who wish to learn more.

For High School Students residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands who wish to learn more.