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NPRM on Geographic-Based Hiring Preferences

The Department of Transportation proposes to amend its regulations in 2 CFR Part 1201 implementing the Government-wide Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards to permit recipients and subrecipients to impose geographic-based hiring preferences whenever not otherwise prohibited by Federal statute.

For more information, please read the full Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, available above in PDF.

Comments must be received on or before April 2, 2015.

Click here to view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking online at

To Submit Comments, please do so by one of the following means:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.Show citation box
  • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366-9329.

You must include the agency name (Department of Transportation) and docket number (DOT-OST-2015-0013) or the Regulatory Identification Number (2105-AE38) for the rulemaking at the beginning of your comments.  All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided.

Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015