About DLA's Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity & Inclusion Office

DLA's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Diversity and Inclusion Office is a champion of equality, opportunity, and diversity. EEO serves as the Agency's lead respondent and subject matter expert on all Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Employment, and Diversity matters. Our office ensures agency-wide compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and executive orders. We provide guidance to Major Subordinate Command (MSC) EEO Offices in support of daily operations and advises Agency leadership on EEO and diversity-related issues.

Daily operations are supported by three divisions:

Affirmative Employment/Diversity (DO-D)

DO-D develops and implements policies, programs and initiatives related to diversity, inclusion, affirmative employment, and to reasonable accommodations of disabilities; oversees and ensures compliance with federal special emphasis program requirements; prepares reports highlighting agency demographics and trends; and identifies and facilitates the elimination of work place barriers.

Complaints and Compliance (DO-C)

DO-C provides oversight for enterprise-wide EEO complaints process, including DLA’s EEO investigations; conducts EEO training and development for the DLA workforce and for DLA EEO practitioners; ensures compliance with agency EEO policies, instructions, and standard operating procedures; and prepares agency reports highlighting agency complaint trends.

Headquarters Operations (DO-S)

DO-S manages the EEO complaint and reasonable accommodation processes for Headquarters workforce; develops, coordinates, and executes specific actions to meet the objectives of the special emphasis programs; provides EEO services for Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC); provides EEO specific training; and manages the Headquarters Affirmative Employment Plan.

EEO's Vision

Ensure consistent programs of equality, diversity and inclusion for all employees that empower the workforce to achieve their full potential and unify the workforce to achieve the mission.

EEO's Mission

We C.A.R.E.

  • Create a collaborative culture where the empowerment of a diverse workforce bolsters individual and organizational growth.
  • Assist individual and organizational resiliency through programs and initiatives that attract, recruit, develop and retain the best talent as a mission necessity.
  • Respond to all EEO complaints with the utmost respect ensuring confidentiality, neutrality, and adherence to prescribed regulatory guidance.
  • Enhance education and awareness training efforts to promote a workplace free of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or reprisal for personnel engaging in EEO protected activity.

EEO Leaders

Janice Samuel
Director, DLA Headquarters Office of EEO and Diversity