Equal Employment Opportunity Program

About the National Archives EEO Program

The overall Federal EEO program began under the EEO ACT of 1972 (Public Law 92-261) is designed to ensure fair treatment to all segments of society without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or sex. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act added nondiscriminatory employment coverage based on age and physical or mental disability, respectively. EEO programs include affirmative action for employment as well as discrimination complaint processes and remedies.

  • What Is Equal Employment Opportunity?

Equal employment opportunity is fair treatment in employment, promotion, training, and other personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and physical and/or mental disability. One of the main misconceptions of EEO is that EEO is only for selected groups. EEO is for EVERYONE; it's the LAW!

  • Who Is Covered By The EEO Program?

All employees, including supervisors, managers, former employees and applicants for employment of the National Archives and Records Administration, regardless of grade level or position.