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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Program Evaluation Division

MnDOT Workforce and Contracting Goals

May 26th, 2021

State workforce goals seek to increase the diversity of workers on state-funded construction contracts, while contracting goals and preferences seek to increase the diversity of business owners who contract with MnDOT. We found that state-funded MnDOT construction contracts starting in recent years rarely met state workforce goals, and that certain aspects of MnDOT’s contracting goal and preference programs had minimal effect. We make several recommendations to MnDOT and the Legislature regarding these programs.