2015 Annual EEO Reporting Requirement

Every year, prime contractors and all subcontractors with federal-aid construction contracts of $10,000 or more are required1 to report the composition of their workforce by race, gender, and job category during the last pay period of July. To comply with this requirement, prime contractors and subcontractors must report this information for each active project during … Read more

FHWA Webinar – Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program – 6/18/2015

On Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host an outreach web meeting to provide an overview of a new “Contracting Initiative” pilot program.  Staff from any public transportation agency, including local agencies who are involved in the Federal-aid Highway program and have an interest in using local, economic, … Read more

District 6 and 11 DBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal

Additional sessions of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) training being provided by Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) to help local agencies understand how to set and meet their DBE goals on federally-funded projects have scheduled for Districts 6 and 11. Date: June 29, 2015 Session #1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session … Read more

Training Update from Tech Transfer (Spring/Summer 2015)

Tech Transfer courses Spring/Summer 2015 session have been announced: Traffic Control Devices Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications (TE-10) May 27 – 28, 2015 :: San Diego :: $350 California public employees, $695 others Instructors: Joy Bhattacharya and David Mahama Multimodal Transportation Engineering and Operations Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering (TE-01) June 1 – 4, 2015 :: … Read more

DBE Contract Goal Setting

One aspect of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program that we receive inquiries about is contract goal setting. To help understand the task better, we’ve put together this video to help explain how to calculate a DBE goal for your Local Assistance projects. In the video, we use an example to demonstrate the seven steps … Read more