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Army Vision

"Army - the model employer with a diverse and effective workforce founded upon equality of opportunity."

Army Goals
  • A work environment free of unlawful discrimination.
  • A workforce reflective of our nation's diversity.
  • Equal employment opportunity institutionalized as an integral part of the Army mission.
  • Army Equal Employment Opportunity professionals are experts in their field.

To project relevant EEO Programs.

Model EEO Program

The EEOC in MD 715 specifically requires each department, agency, and instrumentality in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to establish and maintain a Model EEO Program to provide the infrastructure necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of a discrimination free work environment characterized by an atmosphere of inclusion and free and open competition for employment opportunities.

The “Essential Elements” necessary for a model program are:
  • Demonstrate commitment for agency leadership;
  • Integration of EEO into the agency’s strategic mission;
  • Management and program accountability;
  • Proactive prevention of unlawful discrimination;
  • Efficiency; and
  • Responsiveness and legal compliance.

To measure these integration efforts usefully, agencies will conduct periodic self-assessments of their EEO programs against the six essential elements. EEOC has developed a self-assessment checklist to aid in the self-assessment process. The checklist provides a comprehensive listing of specific management documents and operating systems required to ensure that an agency’s overall EEO program is properly established. The checklist serves as an early assessment tool for agencies, helping to increase accountability for any necessary corrective measures.

MD-715 Report Requirements

Federal agencies are required to submit an annual report to the EEOC containing the following elements:

  • A demographic depiction of the agency, including major sub-commands
  • An Executive Summary including the following specific information:
    • Agency mission
    • Agency Self-assessment of the Six Essential Elements
    • Workforce Analysis
    • Annual Discrimination Complaints Statistics (EEOC 462 Report)
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Facilities Checklist
    • Special Emphasis Programs
    • Program for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Minority College Relations Program
    • Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training
    • Community Outreach Programs
    • Significant Accomplishments
  • Certification of Establishment of Continuing EEO Programs
  • Agency Self-assessment Checklist of the Six Essential Elements
  • EEO Plan to Attain the Essential Elements of the Model EEO Program
  • EEO Plan to Eliminate an Identified Barrier Special Program Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, and Advancement of Individuals with Targeted Disabilities

An agency must submit an interim report to Department of the Army annually in April reflecting progress made in achieving objectives and action items.

Legal/Regulatory Bases
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Executive Order 11478 (EEO in the Federal Government), 1969 (as amended by EO 13152, 5/2/00)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 and 504
  • Title 5 US Code, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1608, Title 29 CFR 1614, Title 5 CFR 720, Subpart C
  • Army Regulation 690-12, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (March 1988)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive (MD) 715 (October 2003)