The Fort Detrick Special Emphasis Programs are an integral part of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights Program. Special Emphasis Programs refer to employment related programs with special attention on groups that are conspicuously absent or underrepresented in a specific occupational category or grade level in the agency's work force. These programs serve as a resource for managers. They advocate necessary change to overcome barriers that restrict equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
@Standard Deck:Special Emphasis Program Goals
* Improve employment and advancement opportunities for minorities, women and people with disabilities in the federal service;
* Identify systemic causes of discrimination against minorities, women and people with disabilities;
* Seek ways to help minorities, women and people with disabilities to advance by using their skills more fully;
* Monitor agency progress in eliminating discrimination and adverse impact on minorities, women and people with disabilities in employment and agency programs;
* Educate Federal employees and managers about the extent of various forms of discrimination within the federal service.
@Standard Deck:Special Emphasis Program Manager Goals
* Assist the EEO office, in affirmative employment goals through recruitment and other activities designed to improve the representation of minorities, women, and people with disabilities.
* Assist in the identification of discriminatory practices and barriers to the employment and advancement of employees and applicants for employment; recommend ways to change these practices and remove the barriers.
* Develop and conduct activities to educate the workforce, dispel myths and stereotypes relative to minorities, women, and people with disabilities.
If you have any questions about the Fort Detrick Special Emphasis Program, contact Sheniqua Bush, 301-619-4147 or email her at Sheniqua.bushamedd.army.mil