Equal Employment Opportunity

What is Equal Employment Opportunity?

Equal Employment Opportunity is a principle that asserts that all people should have the right to work and advance on the bases of merit and ability, regardless of their race, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, or age.

EEO Mission

Our mission is to eradicate employment discrimination, improve diversity in the workplace, and create an environment where all CDC employees are valued, respected, and free to develop and perform to their fullest potential.

EEO Vision Statement

To build A Model Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Program that

  • Demonstrates Commitment from Agency Leadership
  • Integrates EEO into the Agency ‘s Strategic Mission
  • Ensures management and program accountability
  • Is Efficient
  • Is proactive in preventing of unlawful discrimination
  • Ensures Responsiveness and legal compliance
Policy Statement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all personnel practices to ensure equal opportunity for employment, promotion, and training for all segments of the workforce. The Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) is an integral part of the Equal Employment Opportunity program. The AEP was created to achieve the goals of a workforce that represents our diverse population and to recruit, place, and retain women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Complaint Process

For a visual overview of the complaint process, view the EEO Complaint Process Flowchart.

Employees and applicants who feel they have been discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability (mental or physical), genetic information, or reprisal should present their complaint as outlined below:

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EEO Contact
  • EEO Hotline: (770) 488.1225
  • Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Equity
    MS US11-1EEO
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329-4027