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Special Emphasis Programs

Purpose:

  • Ensure equal opportunity in the hiring, advancement, training and treatment of all employees and applicants for employment.

  • Strive to achieve a diverse civilian work force with representation at every major organizational element, occupational category, and grade level commensurate with the relevant census data.

  • Integrate the goals and objectives of the Special Emphasis Programs (SEP) into all aspects of civilian personnel management.


Legal and Regulatory Bases:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended

  • Executive Order 11478, Affirmative Action in the Federal Sector, August 1969 (as amended by EO 13152, May 2000)

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Americans With Disabilities Act, July 26, 1990

  • Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

  • 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1614

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Management Directives 712, 713 and 714 Department of Defense Directive 1440.1

  • Department of the Army Regulation 690-12 (Affirmative Employment Program)

  • Executive Order 13096, American Indian & Alaska Native Education, August 6, 1998

  • Executive Order 13125, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, June 7, 1999

  • Executive Order 13171, Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government, October 12, 2000

  • Executive Order 13227, President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education (as amended), October 2, 2001

  • Executive Order 13230, President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, October 12, 2001

  • Executive Order 13256, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, February 12, 2002

  • Executive Order 13270, Tribal Colleges and Universities, July 3, 2002 

 
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