Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

​​​WisDOT is fulfilling its mission to implement culturally responsive and equitable policies. The Equity and Inclusion Committee, comprised of employees from across the department, examined our current efforts related to agency culture, recruitment and retention has developed an action plan that identifies goals and deliverables.​

WisDOT's Equity and Inclusion Plan

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, freedom from discrimination, and affirmative action in compliance with state laws and policies as well as federal laws.

WisDOT created a three-year plan to uphold the highest ideals of equal opportunity and fairness for all. View the plan​​​.

Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

WisDOT has resources and workshops available to promote the participation of firms owned by disadvantaged individuals in all federal aid and state transportation facility contracts. Through the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, WisDOT also recognizes the outstanding achievements of participants through the Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards program.

Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC) is a committee appointed through Wis. Stat. § 230.06(1)(j) to advise the Office of the Secretary concerning programs designed to ensure equal opportunity to all employees, applicants for employment and customers of the department. The AAAC works to provide insightful recommendations to the Secretary’s Office and represent with integrity the great employees of the Department of Transportation.

WisDOT IDEA (Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability)

​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability. The WisDOT IDEA continues to drive us forward in our mission to provide leadership in the development and operation of a safe and efficient transportation system.

Integrity – We operate with integrity as we build trust and confidence in all our relationships through honesty, commitment, and the courage to do what is right in all of our efforts.

Diversity – We strive for diversity in creating an environment, including all people and opinions, which cultivates opportunities to bring varied perspectives to the work being done and decisions being made.

Excellence – We believe in leading by excellence by providing quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations by being professional and the best in all we do.

Accountability – We are committed to maintaining accountability, both individually and collectively, for the impact of our actions on resources, the people we serve, and each other.