EEO - Special Emphasis Programs


Hispanic Employment Program: The Hispanic Employment Program is an integral part of the Federal government-wide Equal Employment Opportunity Program under the authority of Executive Order 13171, Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government of October 12, 2001. The goals of the HEP are to work toward enhancing employment opportunities for Hispanic employees and individuals seeking Federal employment and ensure Hispanic Americans are represented throughout the workforce at all grade levels and occupations.


Links:
American GI Forum
Hispanic Employment Program
Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army
League of United Latin American Citizens
National Association of EO in Higher Ed


Federal Women's Program: In 1967, Executive Order 11375 added gender to the list of prohibited discrimination such as race, color, religion, and national origin. In response to this, the Office of Personnel Management established the Federal Women's Program. In 1969, Executive Order 11478 integrated the FWP into the EEO Program and placed it under the direction of EEO for each agency. OPM regulations require that Federal agencies designate a FWP manager to advise the EEO officer on matters affecting the employment and advancement of women. This law also requires that Federal agencies allocate sufficient resources for their Federal Women's Programs.


Links:
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service
Federally Employed Women
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Women in Military Service of American Memorial Foundation


Individuals With Disabilities Program: Executive Order 13078 established the National Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities to reduce employment barriers. Executive Order 13164 promotes a Federal workplace that provides reasonable accommodation for employees and applicants with disabilities. Executive Order 13187 established the President's Disability Employment Partnership Board. People with disabilities can be hired through the traditional competitive hiring process or, if they qualify, noncompetitively through the use of excepted service appointing authorities. Excepted service appointments for the disabled were developed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to circumvent the attitudinal barriers.


Links:
Access Board
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
National Organization on Disabilities
Office of Desability Employment Policy
Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
Procedures to facilitate the provisions of reasonable accommodation
Technical assistance manual on the employment provisions (Title I) of the Americans with Disabilities Act
People with disabilities in the federal government: An employment guide
Presidential Executive Orders
EO 11521 Authorizing veterans readjustment: Appointments for veterans of the Vietnam Era
EO 12640 The president's committee on employment of people with disabilities
EO 13164 Requiring federal agencies to establish procedures to faciliate the provisions of reasonable accomodation
Public Law 101-336 Americans with Disabilities Act
National Rehabilitation Association


Black Employment Program: This program was strengthened through Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, which established the EEO Program. It is the policy of the Federal government to provide equal opportunity in employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or age. The Black SEP was established to increase the representation of African Americans throughout the workforce.


Links:
Congressional Black Caucus
National Blacks in Government
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban Leage Conference
Tuskegee Airmen Inc.


Asian American/Pacific American Employment Program: Department of Defense Directive 1440.1 authorizes the establishment of the A/PI Program as an integral part of the civilian equal employment opportunity program.
Executive Order 13216 amended E.O. 13125 to increase opportunity and improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in Federal programs where they may be under served. The Executive Order establishes the President's Advisory Commission on AA/PIs, and a Federal Interagency Working Group on AA/PIs.


Links:
Asian American Government Executive Network
Asian Pacific Heritage Association
Federal Asian Pacific American Council
Leadership Education for Asian Pacific, Inc.
Pacific Islander's Cultural Association



Native American/Alaskan Native Employment Program: President George W. Bush reaffirmed the previous administration's Native American Program of Support for Tribal Colleges and Universities in Executive Order 13270. He reiterated the unique relationship between the United States and the Indian tribes and also acknowledged the special relationship between the United States and Alaskan Natives.  President Bush also declared this Nation's commitment to opportunity extends to NA/ANs, and he expects this order will provide job training and other career-building programs for NA/ANs.


Links:
American Indian Graduate Center
Indians.org
National Indian Education Association
Native American Veterans Association
Society of American Indian Government Employees



Contact Information


Heidelberg EEO
Building 128, Patton Barracks
DSN  373-5494
Civ. 06221-17-5494

Kaiserslautern EEO
DSN 493-4277
Civ. 0631-3406-4277


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