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Employment Policies

This chapter defines the department’s hiring and employment processes and obligations under certain laws. MoDOT values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer committed to equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status. Our goal is to ensure both job applicants and employees receive a fair employment process and work environment.

  • This chapter defines policies related to staffing and background check processes to include criteria for employing retirees, relatives, interns, and the use of temporary employment services.
  • Additional policies address the department’s obligation to reimburse certain employees for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License as well as requirements for using a department vehicle.
  • In order to be flexible because one size doesn’t fit all, this chapter also includes policies that outline flexible work programs such as permanent-part time employment, job sharing, and telecommuting or working from a remote location. Employee’s interested in a flexible work arrangement should discuss these options with their immediate supervisor.
  • The department is obligated to follow and abide by certain laws. In this chapter you will find policies on Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation laws and rights, as well as requirements for maintaining personnel files and record retention. It is important for both employees and supervisors to become familiar with these policies to ensure compliance with the law.
  • If an employee has a work-related or non-work related illnesss/injury/condition, the goal is for the employee to return to work as soon as practical through the use of the department’s temporary modified duty program.
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