Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO)

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (CAV) Mission Statement

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) is located in the Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Director, OEEO, serves as the principal advisor to the Director, CDC, on all equal employment opportunity matters. The mission of the OEEO is to ensure an environment that promotes equal employment opportunity for all individuals, eradicates discrimination and harassment in all forms, and promotes an inclusive environment that empowers employees to participate and support CDC’s global health mission. In carrying out its mission, OEEO:

  1. Develops and recommends for adoption CDC-wide equal employment opportunity policies, goals, and priorities to carry out the directives of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) equal employment opportunity policies and requirements that are mandated by Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Civil Service Reform Act; 29 CFR 1614, Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity; Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government;
  2. Provides leadership, direction, and technical guidance to CDC managers and staff for the development of comprehensive programs and plans;
  3. Coordinates and evaluates agency equal employment opportunity operations and plans, including affirmative action;
  4. Develops plans, programs, and procedures to assure the prompt receipt, investigation, and resolution of complaints of alleged discrimination by reason of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, or by reason of reprisal or retaliation;
  5. Coordinates the development of comprehensive special emphasis programs to assure full recognition of the needs of women, Hispanics, other minorities and the handicapped in hiring and employment;
  6. Identifies needs for OEEO functions within CDC and assures the development of a training curriculum for all CDC supervisory personnel;
  7. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of, reports and analyses designed to reflect the status of employment of women and minorities at CDC and maintains liaison with HHS and other organizations concerned with equal employment opportunity;
  8. Ensures effective coordination of OEEO activities with CDC personnel and training programs, and with CDC national centers manpower planning and support programs in the health professions;
  9. Develops a system of structured reviews and evaluations of CDC OEEO activities to assure effective operations and accountability;
  10. Assists in assuring the adequate allocation of resources for OEEO including the establishment of guidelines for recruiting, selection, and training of agency personnel;
  11. Develops and directs research and evaluation studies to focus on, and improve the effectiveness of, OEEO program activities;
  12. Provides direction for the agency’s alternative dispute resolution activities; and
  13. Provides direct support for OEEO program activities in CDC.

Approved 12/16/2013

Page last reviewed: August 30, 2019