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.

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


HDOT OCR is proud to coordinate with the University of Hawaii at Manoa – College of Engineering for the Pacific Summer Transportation Engineering Program (Pac-STEP) in 2024! More details regarding Pac-STEP can be found via the flyers below (PDF link):

Pac-STEP Informational Flyer

Pac-STEP Advertising Flyer