Women in the ADOT Workforce

Through its Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity (HR), the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) strives to ensure that processes and opportunities for employment and advancement are fair and transparent, and that ADOT employees have positive experiences that encourage them to develop careers at the agency. Federal regulations require ADOT to develop and implement an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), prepared by the Civil Rights Office, a section within HR, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The AAP documents the diversity of ADOT's workforce and notes if the workforce composition is proportionate to the available civilian labor force of women and other minorities according to U.S. Census data. Currently, women and minorities are underrepresented in specific ADOT job classifications. This research project will collect data to aid in identifying high-priority HR issues relevant to women in the ADOT workforce, and in developing programs to address those issues.