Location: Tampa, FL
Date of Final Report: April, 2012
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Transmittal Letter
May 21, 2012
Mr. Phillip Hale
Chief Executive Officer May 21, 2012
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
1201 E. 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605
Re: EEO Compliance Review of HART- Final Report
Dear Mr. Hale:
Thank you for your response to the Federal Transit Administration's (FT A) letter and preliminary report of findings of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance Review conducted from January 31-February 2, 2012 of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). Enclosed is the final report that incorporates HART's official response, submitted on April19, 2012.
Thank you for the steps HART has taken to correct and implement its EEO requirements. We are confident that HART will take the necessary steps to correct the outstanding deficiencies in the areas of Dissemination, Designation of Personnel Responsibility, and Assessment of Employment Practices.
All corrective actions must be submitted no later than 90 days from the date of this letter. Once we have reviewed your submission, we will request clarification or additional corrective action, or we will close out the finding if HART's response sufficiently addresses the FTA EEO Circular's requirements. Please submit your responses to Ms. Anita Heard at the address shown below.
Ms. Anita Heard Program Analyst FT A Office of Civil Rights 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 Mr. Hale
We appreciate the cooperation and assistance that you and your staff have provided us during this review. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Ms. Anita Heard, Office of Civil Rights at (202) 493-0318 or at her email address, Anita. Heard @dot.gov.
We appreciate your prompt response.
Linda Ford Acting
Director, Office of Civil Rights
Enclosure Cc: Dr. Yvette G. Taylor, Ph.D., Regional Administrator, FTA Region IV
Ms. Anita Heard, Program Analyst, FTA Office of Civil Rights, Headqumters
Ms. Rebecca Rand, FT A Regional Civil Rights Officer
Ms. Maxine A. Marshall, Lead Reviewer, DMP 2