U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Task Force To Improve Management and Impacts of
Civil Rights Programs
December 5, 1994
- PURPOSE. Following up on the discussion at the FHWA Unit Managers
Meeting held in Albuquerque on November 10, this Notice is to announce the creation
of a task force to review FHWA's Civil Rights Programs and recommend actions
which will increase their impacts as mandated by Congress, Executive Orders,
and Administration goals and objectives.
- SCOPE. The Task Force's review will address the current FHWA Civil
Rights Program operations for the Federal-aid Highway Program at Washington
Headquarters and field levels.
- OBJECTIVES. The objectives of the Task Force are: (1) to identify
any deficiencies and problems related to the implementation of FHWA's Civil
Rights programs; and, (2) to identify program and organizational options to
improve FHWA's Civil Rights program operations and impacts.
- CONSIDERATIONS. Some of the major considerations the Task Force will address are:
- effectiveness and efficiency of the existing Civil Rights program operations;
- measurable goals and objectives of the Civil Rights program;
- agency strategies to address and accomplish the identified goals of the Civil Rights program; and,
- current and future impacts of the Civil Rights program.
- TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Leon Larson, Regional Administrator, Region 4
Graham Bailey, Assistant Division Administrator and Civil Rights Designee,
Maine Division Glenn Bridger, Right-of-Way Specialist, Region 10 Linda J.
Brown, Chief, Policy and Program Development Division, Office of Civil Rights,
Washington Headquarters Willie Harris, Regional Civil Rights Director, Region
10 Art Hill, Division Administrator, DC Division Jim St. John, Division Administrator,
Wisconsin Division Gary Larsen, Division Administrator, Oklahoma Division
Humberto Martinez, Regional Civil Rights Director, Region 6Dennis Perrott,
Regional Civil Rights Director, Region 1
- Ex Office Members.
Pat Mahon - Management Analyst, Office of Program
Review and Strategic Business Planning,
April Marchese - Special Assistant to the Chief
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington
John Schnackenberg - Chief, Organization and
Management Programs Division, Office of
Information and Management Services, Washington
- TASK FORCE APPROACH. The Task Force (1) will review the existing
Civil Rights Programs, organizational structure, resources, and operational
procedures; (2) will review prior civil rights task force/work group issues,
studies, position papers and responses; and (3) will interview DOT/FHWA personnel,
other Federal/State civil rights related personnel as well as partners and customers,
as appropriate, to obtain a comprehensive overview of FHWA's responsiveness
and program impacts.
- TASK FORCE PRODUCTS. The Task Force will prepare a preliminary report
in January to the Executive Director which will include, among other things,
suggestions for short-term actions to be completed and long-term activities
that might be addressed in a special review by the Office of Program Review
and Strategic Business Planning. An over-all report of the findings and recommendations
of the Task Force will be submitted to the Executive Director by March 15, 1995.
Rodney E. Slater
Federal Highway Administrator
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