The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program promotes equality, diversity, respect, and communication in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, condition of handicap, or sexual orientation. The program promotes equal employment opportunity through a continuing Diversity Strategic Plan.
One of the Bureau’s goals is to establish an environment of equal opportunity, with women and minority employees properly represented at all grade levels; in all employment categories; and in supervisory, managerial, and executive positions. This policy of equal employment opportunity is pursued in every aspect of the Bureau practices and procedures in recruitment, employment, development, advancement, supervision, and treatment of employees and applicants.
To meet these objectives, the EEO Office conducts and sponsors seminars and training on recognizing and preventing discrimination; reviews and develops agency employment policies that reflect adherence to EEO principles and existing laws; informs employees of their rights relating to EEO; counsels employees and applicants who believe they have been discriminated against, making every attempt to informally resolve those concerns; and ensures prompt, fair, and impartial consideration of discrimination complaints.