The Title VI discriminations complaint procedures are intended to provide aggrieved persons an avenue to raise complaints of discrimination regarding the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) programs, activities and services as required by statute.
Any person who feels that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or because they are low income, has the right to file a complaint with the Department’s Office of Civil Rights. Title VI Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory event or practice. Complaints must be filed in person or in writing. They should be directed to:
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Oregon Department of Transportation
Attn. Title VI Officer
355 Capitol St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-3871
A formal complaint must be filed within 180 days of the occurrence of the alleged discriminatory act. Assistance is available upon request. Please contact ODOT OCR at (855) 540-6655 or email us at ODOT.TitleVI@odot.state.or.us.
These procedures do not deny or limit the right of a complainant to file a formal complaint with an outside enforcement agency (BOLI, EEOC, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, FHWA, FTA, or U. S. Dept. of Justice) or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination. Every effort will be made to obtain early resolution of complaints at the lowest possible level.