Equal Employment Office

The mission of the Equal Emploment Opportunity Office is to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a District-wide EEO Program for our employees that creates a work environment free from illegal discrimination and sexual harassment/assault, and ensure the Federal laws and regulations are followed.  EEO's mission is in line with the District's Campaign Plan Goal 4 – "Prepare for tomorrow:  Build resilient people, teams, systems, and processes to sustain a diverse culture of collaboration, innovation, and participation to shape and deliver strategic solutions."

Management Directive 715

Management Directive 715 (MD-715) is the policy guidance which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides to federal agencies for their use in establishing and maintaining effective programs of equal employment opportunity under Section 717 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq. MD-715 provides a roadmap for creating effective equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs for all federal employees as required by Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act. MD-715 took effect on October 1, 2003.

Management Directive (MD) 715 Report

EEO Complaint Program

You may file a complaint if you are:

  • A Department of the Army (DA) civilian employee
  • A former DA civilian employee
  • An applicant for DA employment
  • A contract employee (certain requirements apply)

AND if you perceive you have been discriminated against because of:

  • Age (over 40)
  • Color
  • Disability (physical and mental)
  • Religion
  • Sex (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation & pregnancy)
  • National origin
  • Retaliation (filing or participating in a protected EEO activity)

You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the EEO office within 45 calendar days after the alleged act of discrimination or when you became aware of the alleged act of discrimination.

Special Observance/Awareness Events

Special observances are conducted to recognize the continuous achievements of all Americans to American culture and to increase awareness, mutual respect, and understanding. They are designed to enhance cross-cultural and cross-gender awareness and promote harmony among all military members, the DoD civilian workforce, and their families. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday  January Public Law 98-144 
National African American/Black History Month  1-28 February  Public Law 99-244 
Women’s History Month  1-31 March Public Law 100-9 
Holocaust Remembrance Day 28 April Public Law 96-388 
Days of Remembrance  24 April – 1 May  Public Law 96-388 
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 1-31 May Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 102
Pride Month  1 – 30 June Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD P&R) Directive 
Juneteenth  19 June Public Law 117-17 
Women’s Equality Day  26 August Public Law 93-105
National Hispanic Heritage Month 15 September- 15 October Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126
National Disability Employment Awareness  Month  1-31 October Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 121
National American Indian Heritage Month  1-30 November Public Law 103-462