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FTA Issues Revised EEO Guidance

FTA recently published revised guidance on complying with federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines to help public transit agency leaders better understand and follow EEO requirements to prohibit workplace discrimination and stay current with federal laws that impact civil rights.

EEO requirements protect against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. In the agency’s first revision of EEO guidance since 1988, the revised circular highlights such changes as protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. It also spells out new reporting requirements; agencies with more than 100 employees now need to submit EEO programs to FTA every four years rather than every three.

Agencies with 50-99 public transit employees are required to prepare and maintain the major elements of an EEO program to provide to FTA upon request.

Find the text of the circular here.
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