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Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs (NEEO)

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EEO and Diversity Programs has the overall responsibility for ensuring fair and equal treatment of all of NARA's applicants and employees by eliminating discriminatory practices and promoting a culturally diverse work force that allows all employees equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.


  • processes allegations and complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), national origin, age, or disability through regulatory procedures that include equal employment opportunity (EEO) counseling, investigation, analysis of facts, and determining findings and final agency decisions

  • develops and implements an EEO and affirmative action education, training, and information dissemination program, including special events designed to promote a better understanding of EEO issues

  • prepares annual plans/reports for NARA: NARA Affirmative Employment Program Plan for Minorities and Women, the Affirmative Action Program Plan for Individuals with Disabilities, the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Plan, and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Recruitment Program Plan

  • recommends changes to programs and procedures to eliminate practices that act as barriers to the hiring and advancement of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities

Applicable Laws and Regulations

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

  • Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations

NARA's organization is based upon the priorities established in Preserving the Past to Protect the Future, the Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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