National Archives EEO Policy Statement
As the Archivist of the United States, I am fully committed to the fundamental principles and laws of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The law requires that everyone have equal opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status), age (over 40), disability, genetic information, retaliation for engaging in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) activity, marital status, political affiliation, and status as a parent.
As the Nation’s records keepers, our success depends on the efforts and contributions of a diverse workforce reflective of the nation we serve. Such a workforce is vital to performing our mission of driving openness, cultivating public participation, and strengthening our nation’s democracy through public access to government records.
I also want to reinforce that discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at NARA. Managers and supervisors are responsible and accountable for ensuring all employees have a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are all responsible for integrating EEO into our daily actions, conduct, and decisions. This policy must be posted in our workplaces to ensure all employees and the public are aware of NARA’s commitment to EEO.
If you believe you have been discriminated against based on one or more of the above-mentioned protected categories, contact NARA’s EEO Counselor in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs (NEEO) at 301-837-3441 or 301-837-0939 within 45 days of the alleged discriminatory action or incident. Additional information about EEO services can be obtained by contacting the EEO Office at NEEO@nara.gov.
I look forward to your continued support in addressing and eliminating discriminatory behavior in the workplace. Working together will make NARA a “great place to work,” one that values respect, integrity, and teamwork.
DAVID S. FERRIERO
Archivist of the United States