Department of Transportation

Task Force

All New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) divisions and regional operational areas with activities and programs that impact the general public have designated liaisons to serve on the Title VI Task Force. They work closely with the NJDOT Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator on specific tasks to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pdf 14k) and Environmental Justice (EJ) Executive Order 12898 (pdf), which incorporated Environmental Justice into all Departmental programs.

Liaisons regularly attend Title VI training courses. The Title VI Task Force meets quarterly to discuss current and future activities about Title VI Nondiscrimination. Liaisons share Title VI Nondiscrimination (pdf 384k) with the employees in their work areas to create awareness about activities. Specific tasks include:
  • receiving and reporting concerns of issues or complaints from their respective units to the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator;
  • attending in-depth Title VI Nondiscrimination Training to increase their knowledge base, skill level, and expertise in the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the Title VI Nondiscrimination Program;
  • meeting with the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator to address ongoing activities and to develop proactive policies and practices to resolve Title VI Nondiscrimination complaints in a timely manner;
  • ensuring that employees in each liaison’s respective unit are aware of Title VI Nondiscrimination policies and procedures;
  • reviewing annual reports and compliance plans prepared by the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator to ensure that any complaints or issues affecting their respective units have been addressed or reported in the proper manner.
Additionally, the liaisons must provide guidance to the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator when:
  • developing information for dissemination to their respective program areas, the public and, where appropriate, in languages other than English;
  • developing and scheduling general Title VI Nondiscrimination training for NJDOT staff;
  • investigating Title VI Nondiscrimination complaints of their respective units and to assist with resolving discriminatory practices and policies pursuant to Title VI Nondiscrimination; and
  • monitoring or reviewing respective special emphasis areas. This includes monitoring of Title VI Nondiscrimination compliance during the stages of Planning and Development, Department initiatives that affect the public, highway development, highway maintenance, and other program areas that are most important or vulnerable to Title VI Nondiscrimination issues.
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Last updated date: May 8, 2023 1:44 PM