EEOC Management Directive 715—Program to Attain Essential Elements of a Model EEO Program
Effective October 1, 2003 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Management Directive (MD)-715. This directive provides policy guidance and standards for establishing and maintaining an effective affirmative program of EEO under section 7171 of Title VII and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Each manager, supervisor and EEO official will be held accountable for the effective implementation and management of the program based on the six essential elements:
- Demonstrated commitment from agency leadership;
- Integration of EEO into the agency's strategic mission;
- Management and program accountability;
- Proactive prevention of unlawful discrimination;
- Responsiveness and legal compliance.
What are the requirements?
Each district shall establish and maintain a continuing affirmative program of Equal Employment Opportunity as mandated by Section 717 of Title VII and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The initial EEO Plan became effective on October 1, 2004. Thereafter on an annual basis, the Agency must submit an annual EEO Program Status Report.
Status reports must include the annual certification that each agency has a continuing EEO program that is consistent with the requirements and report on activities undertaken and accomplishments made in implementing its EEO Plans.
2012 Report on the Agency Model EEO Program Plan
- Part 1, including: (PDF Only)
- Part 2, Annual Report on EEO Complaint Data (462 report) (PDF Only)