Equal Opportunity and Diversity
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What is Diversity?

The term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to:  race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics.

The Branch of Equal Opportunity & Diversity promotes Diversity within the FWS through:

Marketing/Partnerships
Performance & Technical Reports
Education, Training, and Technical Assistance
Recruitment
Outreach
Student Programs
Special Emphasis Programs

8 Hour Annual Mandatory Training Requirement

The Department of the Interior requires all supervisors and managers to complete 4 hours of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) training and 4 hours of Diversity training annually. The training is required annually by fiscal year. The Branch of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) can help arrange training for your managers, supervisors, and employees.

DOI Strategic Plan for Achieving and Maintaining a Highly Skilled and Diverse Workforce Download Adobe PDF Reader

The EEO/Diversity Training is in compliance with the guidelines of the Strategic Plan for Achieving and Maintaining a Highly Skilled and Diverse Workforce FY 2005-2009. This plan enables the Department of the Interior and the FWS to make significant contributions toward achieving and maintaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce. The plan can be reviewed on the Department of the Interior's Office of Civil Rights website under the Workforce Diversity category.

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Last updated: April 28, 2011