Committee on Civil Rights
Clarisse Bernardes Coble, Human Resource Director
The committee shall work cooperatively with the Association’s Member Departments and as appropriate with other committees, agencies, and external organizations to foster uniform and effective application of civil rights programs. This includes researching and evaluating the effectiveness of civil rights programs and reporting findings of issues, as well as sharing any best practices, to Member Departments on programs such as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Equal Employment Opportunity, On-The-Job Training, Non-Discrimination (Title VI), Americans with Disabilities Act and Supportive Services.
When solicited, it shall make recommendations and render advice to the President and staff of the Association, and to other committees as to courses of action which they may follow to assure compliance with civil rights laws and regulations in their respective areas. The committee shall also establish and maintain outreach efforts to other transportation organizations with similar interests.
The committee shall identify and report to its parent Committee on any federal regulatory mandates of national concern. Each Member Department shall be entitled to membership thereon.
Equal Opportunity in all state transportation systems and services.
To provide policy and technical support to the AASHTO member departments to integrate Equal Opportunity goals and objectives into all transportation decisions and activities.
Director, Minority & Small Business Affairs
South Carolina Department of Transportation