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Goals and objectives are established locally for each of the programs listed below depending on the various issues affecting the employment of each respective constituent group.  Through SEP program managers and with the assistance of SEP committee members, problems and/or barriers to equal opportunity are identified for inclusion in the MD 715 annual report.

The SEPs within the EEO Program are as follows:

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native Employment Program
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Employment Program
  • Black Employment Program
  • Federal Women’s Program
  • Hispanic Employment Program
  • Program for Individual with Disabilities
Purpose
  • Ensure equal opportunity in the hiring, advancement, training and treatment of all employees and applicants for employment.
  • Strive to achieve a diverse civilian workforce with representation at every major organizational element, occupational category, and grade level commensurate with the relevant census data.
  • Integrate the goals and objectives of the SEP into all aspects of civilian personnel management.
Legal and Regulatory Bases
  • Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Executive Order 11478, Affirmative Action in the Federal Sector, August 1969 (as amended by EO 13152 May 2000)
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans With Disabilities Act , July 26, 1990
  • ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1614
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Directive MD 715
  • Department of Defense Directive 1440.1
  • Department of Army Regulation 690-12, Affirmative Employment Program
  • Executive Order 13171, Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government, October 12, 2000
  • Executive Order 13078, Increasing Employment of Adults with Disabilities, March 13, 1998 (as amended by EO 13172, October 25, 2000 and EO 13187, January 10, 2001)
National Observances, FY 10
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month
    Theme:  Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation
  • Native American Heritage Month
    Theme:  Celebrating Tribal Nations – America’s Great Partners 
  • Black History Month
    Theme:  The Quest for Black Leadership in the Americas
  • Women’s History Month
    Theme:  Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet
    • Civilian Nurse Program

  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
    Theme:  Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
    Theme:  Embracing the Fierce Urgency of Now

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