Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Equity (OEEOWE)

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Equity (OEEOWE) fosters an inclusive culture, both nationally and internationally, through equity, opportunity, and respect. OEEOWE is a critical partner in achieving our public health goals.

We believe that diversity in our workforce brings broad skills, experiences, and capabilities. Diversity in gender, race, ethnicity and other unique aspects are what make this agency richly and wonderfully empowered and capable to do the work of health protection and disease prevention for all people.

Under the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA) (P.L. 112-199), agencies making use of any nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement shall also post the following quoted statement on their agency website:

These provisions are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive order relating to (1) classified information, (2) communications to Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or (4) any other whistleblower protection. The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by controlling Executive orders and statutory provisions are incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.

See 5 USCA § 2302 Note; Pub.L. No. 112–199, 126 Stat. 1465.