Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EO & EEO)

OVERVIEW

Mission


Provide Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity for all members of the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. In addition, job applicants and applicants for membership for the Wisconsin National Guard or Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs will not be subject to illegal discrimination. All members are entitled to serve in an environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

Goal


It is the goal of the agency to resolve and settle all allegations and complaints of discrimination fairly, equitably, and expeditiously. Whenever possible, complaints will be resolved at the lowest appropriate command level. Personnel who feel that they have been subjected to illegal discrimination have the legal right to participate in the complaint process. Personnel filing complaints will not be discouraged from filing a complaint due to fear of reprisal and/or retaliation. Allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment will be given prompt attention and resolved as expeditiously as possible.
FEDERAL CIVILIAN EEO
The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and provide fair treatment for all Federal Employees of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs without regard to Age (40 or older), Color, Disability, Genetic Information, Harassment (Sexual/Non Sexual), National Origin, Race, Religion, Retaliation, and Sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation). Federal Employees of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs include United States Codes Title 32, Military Technicians and Title 5 civilians and job applicants for either status.
MILITARY EO
The Military Equal Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and provide fair treatment for all Military Service Members of the Wisconsin National Guard without regard to Color, National Origin, Race, Religion, Reprisal, Sex-Gender, or Sexual Orientation. Service Members include United States Code Title 32 Active Guard Reserve, Active Duty Operational Support, Traditional Soldiers and Airmen. Service Members serving in Title 10, Active Duty, should contact their local servicing Equal Opportunity office for assistance due to having different processing procedures.

WISCONSIN STATE EEO
The State Equal Employment Opportunity program focuses on Wisconsin's civil rights laws, the prevention of unlawful discrimination and harassment, and provide fair treatment for all Service Member of State Active Duty (SAD), State Military Reserve (SMR), and State Civil Service Employees (SCS) without regard to Age (over 40), Ancestry / National Origin, Disability (Mental and Physical), Gender Identity / Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military and Veteran Status, Race / Color, Religion / Creed, Sex – Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), and Sexual Orientation.

Affirmative Action & State EEO program: 608-242-3163
NO FEAR ACT DATA

Wisconsin National Guard / Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Pub. L. 107-174. Section 301 of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (the No Fear Act), requires each federal agency to post summary statistical data pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination filed against it by employees, former employees and applicants for employment under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614. The specific data to be posted is described in section 301(b) of the Act and 29 CFR 1614.704. The required summary statistical data for EEO complaints filed against the EEOC is available below.


Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Pub. L. 107–174


In addition, section 302 of the No Fear Act requires EEOC to post government-wide, summary statistical data pertaining to hearings requested under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614 and appeals filed with EEOC. The specific data to be posted is described in section 302(a) of the Act and 29 CFR 1614.706. That data is also available below. The posting of EEO data on agency public web sites is intended to assist Congress, Federal agencies and the public to assess whether and the extent to which agencies are living up to their equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act: Hearings

Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act: Appeals
SECTION 508 & ABA

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d)


Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all federal agencies to provide electronic and information communication (ICT) to be accessible to people with disabilities (PWD).  Examples of ICT include web sites, phones, multimedia devices, and copiers.  Access available to PWD must be comparable to access available to others.  Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the U.S. Access Board.  For more information or questions about support, go to www.section508.gov or email .

For information about filing a complaint under Section 508, contact the EEO Office.  To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency’s Section 508 Coordinator found at www.section508.gov/508-coordinator-listing

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151–57)


The U.S. Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) which requires access to facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds.  Accessibility standards are located at:   www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards.  For information about filing a complaint regarding ABA issues, contact the EEO Office.
SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)


African American/Black History Month (February)

Women’s History Month (March)

Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance (April 12 / April 8-15)

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)

LGBT Pride Month (June)

Women’s Equality Day (26 August)

Hispanic Heritage Month (15 September – 15 October)

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)

National American Indian Heritage Month (November)


See the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to learn more.

WING EO-EEO
Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
Joint Force Headquarters
EO & EEO Office
LOCATION
2400 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53708
PHONE
MAIN LINE: (608) 516-8642
EMAIL