The Department of Justice strives to ensure that its workforce is drawn from the broadest segments of society so that it is poised to meet the present and future needs of our Nation. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. supports and encourages recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest citizens from every background and community in this country.
The Department has established Special Emphasis Programs that help to develop a diverse and talented workforce, which can include support for racial/ethnic minorities; women, persons and veterans with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender applicants and employees in various categories and occupations and in all organizational components throughout the Department. EEO Special Emphasis Programs include:
Analyze agency workforce data, identify potential employment barriers in the areas of recruitment, hiring, promotion, career development, reasonable accommodation and retention affecting the full representation of protected groups (i.e. minorities, women and persons with disabilities), and develop viable solutions to help eliminate identified barriers to employment.
Compile, develop, and disseminate information for managers, supervisors, and employees to increase knowledge and sensitivity in all facts or issues of accessibility and reasonable accommodation of persons and veterans with disabilities.
Develop and conduct EEO and diversity-related programs to provide awareness, sensitivity and understanding of the special issues affecting employment of diverse groups.
2013 Calendar of Special Observance Programs
The Department of Justice Equal Employment Opportunity Community promotes Government-wide and Department-wide Special Observance Programs to help raise awareness about the rich diversity of our Nation’s population. Through various Special Observance events, the Department acknowledges the invaluable contributions of all Americans to the United States and the Justice Department, and helps to foster diversity and inclusion in all aspects of agency operations.
|January||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Holiday|
|February||National African American History Month|
|March||National Women’s History Month|
|8-Apr||Holocaust Remembrance Day|
|April 21-27||Administrative Professionals Week|
|May||Asian Pacific American Heritage Month|
|June||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Month|
|26-Aug||Women’s Equality Day|
|September 15 - October 15||National Hispanic Heritage Month|
|October||National Disability Employment Awareness Month|
|November||American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month|
ATF Hispanic Employees Organization (ATFHEA)
ATFHEA's mission is to encourage fellowship excellence and diversity within ATF, and to promote greater Hispanic representation throughout the Bureau through mentoring, guidance and career development.
Contact Michael Reyes, ATF HEA, 469-227-4304.
Attorney General’s Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Assists in developing initiatives to increase the number of persons with disabilities at DOJ.
Contact Frederick Parmenter, 202-307-0620.
BOP Pride (a chapter of DOJ Pride)
Identifies and addresses issues particularly affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (“LGBTI”), and Allied Employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. BOP Pride assists in educating policymakers in order to implement effective policies and best practices. BOP Pride serves as a source of information for all BOP staff regarding LGBTI individuals.
Contact Wendi Hammond, BOP, 352-689-4172.
DEA-AHEAD (a chapter of DOJ-AHEAD)
Seeks to assure the equitable recruitment, hiring, training, assignment, career development, promotion and treatment of all employees in order to promote equality and professionalism within the DEA.
Contact Efren Buenrostro, DEA, 904-348-7437.
DOJ Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA)
Identifies, addresses and assists in developing effective policies and practices to increase the number of Black Attorneys in the DOJ workforce and in leadership positions.
Contact Felicia L. Sadler, CRT/DRS, 202-353-2289.
Contact Michelle Jones, CRT/SPL, 202-305-3642.
DOJ Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD)
Assists in meeting and pursuing diversity goals by working with the Attorney General and all Offices, Bureaus, and Divisions to recruit and increase Hispanics participation within DOJ.
Contact Mario Lopez-Gomez, CRT, 202-616-3971.
DOJ Native American Association (JUNAA)
Identifies, addresses and assists in developing effective policies and practices to increase the number of American Indians in the DOJ workforce.
Contact Verlin Deerinwater, CRT, 202-514-6260.
DOJ Pan Asia Employees Association
Identifies, addresses and assists in developing effective policies and practices to increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander employees in the DOJ workforce and in leadership positions.
Contact Allie C. Yang-Green, TAX, (202) 514-9641
United States Marshals Service Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (USMS-AHEAD)
USMS-AHEAD is an employee organization established to promote and develop diversity initiatives and assist the USMS with pursuing and meeting its diversity goals.
Contact: Luis Caballero, USMS, 713-718-3050
Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative (AAPIs)
DOJ is working to implement the goals of Executive Order 13125 to increase opportunities and improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
DOJ supports Executive Order 13270 the President’s Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities, and the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU). The Department fully supports this initiative and is committed to enhancing our support to these institutions.
National Hispanic Outreach Strategy
In accordance with Executive Order 13171 which addresses Hispanic Employment in the Federal sector, DOJ prepared its Annual Report detailing significant outreach efforts to national Hispanic organizations and participation in numerous activities.
Through the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Acts 2009, the Department can hire through traditional competitive hiring processes or by means of a non-competitive, or special appointing authority. In addition, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation throughout the hiring process and employment.
To be considered an individual with a disability, you must meet one of the following criteria:
For additional information, consult the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website at www.eeoc.gov
DOJ provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, and you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please notify the human resources specialist listed on the vacancy announcement, or contact the Human Resources Office at the location in which you are seeking employment. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, please visit: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/ddaccomprocfinal081502.htm
Special Appointing Authorities
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established special appointing authorities for people with disabilities. DOJ has the authority to use a special appointing authority to hire a qualified person with a disability for vacant positions. These special appointing authorities include:
For more information on disability employment please visit: http://www.justice.gov/careers/disability-hiring.html.