Executive Orders

The Executive Orders portion of the library gives an overview of the Executive Orders upon which many Department of Transportation and Departmental Office of Civil Rights policies are founded. Information regarding additional Executive Orders not listed within our library can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration.

EO 11246

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Signed: September 24, 1965
  • Federal Register page and date: 30 FR 12319; September 28, 1965
  • Supersedes: EO 10590, Jan 18, 1955; EO 10722, August 5, 1957; EO 10925, March 6, 1961; EO 11114, June 22, 1963; EO 11162, July 28, 1964
  • Amended by: EO 11375, October 13 1967; EO 11478, August 8, 1969; EO 12086, October 5, 1978; EO 12107, December 28, 1978; EO 13279, December 12, 2002
  • Superseded in part by EO 11478, August 8, 1969
  • See: EPA regulation FRL366-8, 40 20239; Final Rule of August 12, 1997 (62 FR 44174)

EO 11375

Amending Executive Order No. 11246, relating to equal employment opportunity

  • Signed: October 13, 1967
  • Federal Register page and date: 32 FR 14303; October 17, 1967
  • Amends: EO 11246, September 24, 1965
  • Supersedes in part: EO 11478, August 8, 1969

EO 11478

Equal employment opportunity in the Federal Government

  • Signed: August 8, 1969
  • Federal Register page and date: 34 FR 12985; August 12, 1969
  • Supersedes in part: EO 11246, September 24, 1965; EO 11375, October 13, 1967
  • Amended by: EO 11590, April 23, 1971; EO 12106, December 28, 1978; EO 13087, May 28, 1998; EO 13152, May 2, 2000
  • See: Public Law 92-261 (86 Stat. 103), sec. 717

EO 12250

Leadership and coordination of nondiscrimination laws

  • Signed: November 2, 1980
  • Federal Register page and date: 45 FR 72995; November 4, 1980
  • Revokes:  EO 11746, January 21, 1974; EO 11914, April 28, 1976
  • Amended by:  EO 12898, February 11, 1994 (supplements)
  • See:  EO 13160, June 23, 2000

EO 12898

Federal actions to address environmental justice in minority populations and low-income populations

  • Signed: February 11, 1994
  • Federal Register page and date: 59 FR 7629; February 16, 1994
  • Amends: EO 12250, November 2, 1980

EO 12900

Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

  • Signed: February 22, 1994
  • Federal Register page and date: 59 FR 9061; February 24, 1994
  • Revokes: EO 12729, September 24, 1990
  • Amended by: EO 12974, September 29, 1995; EO 13062, September 29, 1997; EO 13138, September 30, 1999; EO 13225, September 28, 2001
  • Revoked by: EO 13230, October 12, 2001

EO 13021

Tribal Colleges and Universities

  • Signed: October 19, 1996
  • Federal Register page and date: 61 FR 54929; October 23, 1996
  • Amended by: EO 13104, October 19, 1998; EO 13138, September 30,1999; EO 13225, September 28, 2001
  • Revoked by: EO 13270, July 3, 2002

EO 13078

Increasing Employment of Adults With Disabilities

  • Signed: March 13, 1998
  • Federal Register page and date: 63 FR 13111, March 18, 1998
  • Amended by: EO 13172, October 25, 2000; EO 13187, January 10, 2001

EO 13087

Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government

  • Signed: May 28, 1998
  • Federal Register page and date: 63 FR 30097, June 2, 1998
  • Amends: EO 11478, August 8, 1969
  • See: Proc. 7316, June 2, 2000 (65 FR 36051)
  • Note: This Executive order expands equal employment policy in the Federal Government by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation

EO 13096

American Indian and Alaska Native Education

  • Signed: August 6, 1998
  • Federal Register page and date: 63 FR 42681, August 11, 1998
  • See: Proc. 7246, October 30, 1999.

EO 13125

Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs

  • Signed: June 7, 1999
  • Federal Register page and date: 64 FR 31105, June 10, 1999
  • Amended by: EO 13216, June 6, 2001

EO 13145

To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information

  • Signed: February 8, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 6877, February 10, 2000

EO 13152

Further Amendment to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in Federal Government

  • Signed: May 2, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 26115, May 4, 2000
  • Amends: EO 11478, August 8, 1969
  • Note: This Executive order expands equal employment policy in the Federal Government by prohibiting discrimination based on parental status.

EO 13160

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Sex, Color, National Origin, Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Status as a Parent in Federally Conducted Education and Training Programs

  • Signed: June 23, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 39775, June 27, 2000
  • See: EO 12250, November 2, 1980

EO 13162

Federal Career Intern Program

  • Signed: July 6, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 43211, July 12, 2000
  • Revokes: EO 12596, May 7, 1987

EO 13163

Increasing the Opportunity for Individuals With Disabilities To Be Employed in the Federal Government

  • Signed: July 26, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 46563, July 28, 2000

EO 13164

Requiring Federal Agencies To Establish Procedures To Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation

  • Signed: July 26, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 46565, July 28, 2000

EO 13166

Improving Access to Services for Persons With Limited English Proficiency

  • Signed: August 11, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 50121, August 16, 2000
  • See: Department of Justice notice of August 11, 2000 (65 FR 50123)

EO 13171

Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government

  • Signed: October 12, 2000
  • Federal Register page and date: 65 FR 61251, October 16, 2000

EO 13230

President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

  • Signed: October 12, 2001
  • Federal Register page and date: 66 FR 52841, October 17, 2001
  • Revokes: EO 12900, February 22, 1994

EO 13256

President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Signed: February 12, 2002
  • Federal Register page and date: 67 FR 6823, February 14, 2002
  • Amended by: EO 13316, September 17, 2003
  • Revokes: EO 12876, November 1, 1993

EO 13270

Tribal Colleges and Universities

  • Signed: July 3, 2002
  • Federal Register page and date: 67 FR 45288, July 8, 2002
  • Amended by: EO 13316, September 17, 2003
  • Revokes: EO 13021, October 19, 1996

EO 13339

Increasing Economic Opportunity and Business Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

  • Signed: May 13, 2004
  • Federal Register page and date: 69 FR 28037, May 13, 2004
Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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