Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
For over 150 years, the Department of Justice has had the important responsibility of enforcing our Nation's laws and defending the interests of the United States according to the law. As custodians of justice, working diligently to ensure impartial and equal justice for all who call America home, we must uphold the principles of fairness, respect, and equal employment opportunity (EEO) in our own work. To fulfill our duty to the American public, we embrace these principles as we develop a workforce that is representative of our Nation's diversity.
The Department remains steadfast in its commitment to EEO. To ensure a fair and equitable workplace, we must ensure that no applicant for employment or employee of our Department is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age ( over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor. We also must protect our workforce and applicants from retaliation for participating in EEO activity or opposing discriminatory acts.
These protections guide all DOJ management policies and practices, including personnel practices. We will take swift and appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action when employees are found to have engaged in discrimination, retaliation, or harassment, including sexual harassment, which are prohibited by our policies regardless of whether the discrimination, retaliation, or harassment violates federal law.
In addition, the Department provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for religious observances or practices in accordance with established law. It also supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve EEO complaints and requires management participation when ADR is approved for use.
Finally, all DOJ employees and applicants for employment are afforded legal protections against EEO violations and have the right to raise allegations of discrimination and harassment without fear of reprisal. Employees who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, or to retaliation for participating in EEO activity or for opposing discrimination, should contact their DOJ Component EEO office within 45 calendar days of when the alleged harm occurred. Applicants for employment should contact the EEO Office that services the employing DOJ Component where the alleged act of discrimination occurred.
Success in our mission is only possible through the efforts of a workforce that represents America through its diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, yet is united by our commitment to the rule of law and to seeking equal justice under law. The Department will uphold principles of EEO in its service to the United States. That is our commitment to the American people and to the talented employees of the Department who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our Nation, and to protect and preserve individual rights in accordance with the law.
The United States Attorney’s Office encourages those with targeted disabilities who are interested in employment with our office to register for the Office of Personnel Management’s Shared List of People with Disabilities. Applicants can submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. To receive further information about this list, please visit www.benderconsult.com.
Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation which includes checks with present and former employers, military records and credit bureaus. The investigation also includes verifications of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning. Those who are selected are subject to drug testing by urinalysis.
Except where otherwise provided by law, there is no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.