Civil Rights Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1800
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.3681
Fax: 615.741.3169

Jessica Starling

Jessica Starling

The Civil Rights Division is responsible for the administration of both state and federal programs of nondiscrimination that includes Title VI, Affirmative Action and Small Business Development. Each program monitors all activities for compliance and provides training and onsite technical assistance. Additionally, the division is responsible for developing and implementing TDOT's internal and external affirmative action plans and investigating complaints of alleged discrimination, including sexual harassment. The division also administers the federally mandated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.