Special Emphasis EEO Programs
For more information on these programs, contact us at DLALandandMaritimeEEOSEP@dla.mil.
All events related to these programs can be found in the Land and Maritime Events Calendar.
African American Employment Program
Observed: January and February
Law: Public Law 98-144 and 98-244
The purpose of the African-American Employment Program (AAEP) is to ensure that African-Americans have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of Federal employment, address the under representation issues, eliminate discriminatory barriers, monitor merit promotions, advise on potential Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) complaints, and all personnel activities that impact hiring, development and recognition.
DLA Land and Maritime presents its Annual Carter G. Woodson Award to recognize two individuals. The first award is presented to a military or civilian member of the Defense Federal Community who has made significant contributions to the African American Community, and the second award honors an individual from the Central Ohio Community at Large for outstanding contributions, as well.
Asian Pacific Employment Program
Law: Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 102
The purpose of the DLA Land and Maritime Asian Pacific American (APA) Employment Program is to promote understanding of the Asian Pacific American Culture, to advocate the recruitment, hiring and retention of Asian Pacific Americans, and to eliminate barriers and encourage professional development and leadership skills of DLA Land and Maritime Asian Pacific American associates.
European American Program
Law: Local policy
The Equal Employment Opportunity European American Program recognizes the unique prospective and cultural footprint both past and present left by European migrant peoples within DLA Land and Maritime Columbus. The program celebrates diversity as well as emphasizes the impact of language, culture, history, and current events of Europe through enriching conversation, enjoying various foods, and working to educate and benefit the workforce.
Federal Women's Program
Observed: March and August
Law: Executive Order 113
In October 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11375 which added sex to other prohibited forms of discrimination in the federal government. As a result of this order the Federal Women's Program (FWP) was established. Currently within the federal government all departments and independent agencies must designate FWP Managers. Other agencies and field organizations are not required but are encouraged to designate employees to carry out FWP responsibilities.
Hispanic Employment Program
Observed: September 15 - October 15
Law: Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402
The purpose of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) is to ensure that Hispanics have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of Federal employment, address the under representation of Hispanics, eliminate discriminatory barriers, monitor merit promotions, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) complaints, and all personnel activities that impact hiring, development and recognition. As an ancillary function, the HEP assists in creating cultural awareness. The EEO HEP consists of a Chair and Coordinator, responsible for the implementation of the program, and committee members that provide support to our endeavors. Our program success depends on the quality, commitment, and support of management at all levels.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Program
Law: Local Policy
The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employment Program (LGBTEP) is to ensure dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Native American Employment Program
Law: Public Law 101-343
The purpose of this program is to provide focus on issues such as equal program delivery and the employment, promotion, training and career enhancement affecting American Indian employees and applicants in our agency. The month of observance is November for this program.
People with Disabilities
Law: Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 12
It is the policy of DLA Land and Maritime to provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to fully comply with all other legal and regulatory requirements. No qualified individual with a disability may be denied the benefits of a program, training, or activity conducted, sponsored, funded, or promoted by the VA, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination. To this end, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so poses an undue hardship on the Agency.
Veterans Employment Program
Law: Executive Order 11478, Public Law 92-261 and amendments and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CFR 29, Park 1614, Sub-chapter
The purpose of the EEO VEP is to work with EEO officials in analyzing the workforce demographics and identify barriers to employment and advancement of Veterans; prioritize identified problems and devise feasible solutions; present findings and recommendations to EEO management and develop joint agreements on required action.
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