Skip to main content
Go to MTA homepage











It is the policy of MTA NYC Transit, including the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA) and the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA), hereinafter collectively referred to as MTA NYC Transit, to be an equal employment opportunity employer. MTA NYC Transit will administer all personnel policies, practices, and benefits of employment in a non-discriminatory manner.  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) exists when employment decisions are made without unlawful consideration being given to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including gender identity), national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, marital status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual orientation, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

Discrimination is also prohibited with regard to terms and conditions of employment, including policies and practices affecting:

  1. Recruitment, Hiring and Placement
  2. Assignments and Working Conditions
  3. Performance Evaluation
  4. Disciplinary Actions, Layoff, Recalls or Terminations
  5. Working Assignments and Working Conditions
  6. Training and Educational Programs
  7. Compensation or Benefits
  8. Promotions, Demotions or Transfers

It is the policy of MTA NYC Transit, in accordance with applicable law, to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to participate fully in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

MTA NYC Transit expressly prohibits any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, creed, gender (including gender identity), national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, military status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual orientation, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected basis.


The purpose of this policy is to:

 2.1  To provide a work environment which will attract the best available candidates to fill job vacancies within MTA NYC Transit
       and provide its employees with an atmosphere conducive to development and advancement;

 2.2  Utilize effectively all human resources available to MTA NYC Transit to better meet MTA NYC Transit’s need for long-term
       growth and operating efficiency;

 2.3  Meet MTA NYC Transit’s responsibility to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants from all
        segments of the population; and

 2.4  Ensure MTA NYC Transit’s compliance with applicable EEO laws and regulations.

3.0  SCOPE

MTA NYC Transit has established an EEO Program designed to ensure equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for the employment. (A summary of MTA NYC Transit’s EEO Program is attached to this Policy/Instruction.)  MTA NYC Transit is proud of its record in promoting equal employment opportunities and will continue in its efforts to ensure the fuller utilization and development of underutilized human resources.

Implementation of the objectives and goals of MTA NYC Transit’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Policy is a top priority of the agency.  Managers and supervisors at every level in MTA NYC Transit are accountable for the implementation of the EEO Program and Policy.  This accountability shall be one of the factors considered in evaluating job performance.


Acts of unlawful discrimination and harassment are inappropriate and will not be tolerated.  Behavior of this nature is a form of misconduct and is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.  Joel C. Andrews, Chief Officer, MTA NYC Transit Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, is responsible for coordinating MTA NYC Transit's EEO Program.  Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that he/she has suffered unlawful discrimination and/or harassment should immediately contact his/her supervisor, Departmental EEO Liaison, and/or Mr. Andrews at 130 Livingston Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201.  Mr. Andrews can be reached by telephone at (718) 694-1730.



Date 2/16/2010

Thomas Prendergast Signature


Issued By:

Thomas F. Prendergast,


Supersedes P/I 4.14.2