Special Emphasis Programs
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The major goals of PHMSA's Special Emphasis Programs are to eliminate discriminatory policies and practices, and to identify and resolve barriers to full employment of a protected class. These programs are to ensure equal representation throughout PHMSA, to address issues critical to increasing productivity, and to increase our diverse workforce.

Three special emphasis program areas are specifically required by regulation.

  • Hispanic Employment Program
  • Federal Women's Program
  • People with Disabilities Program

In addition, OCR identifies with other programs, which include: the Black Employment Program; the Asian/Pacific Islander Program; and the Native American Program.

The SEP Manager also interfaces with community outreach programs and the recruitment and employment of college students.

Hispanic Employment Program

OPM Hispanic Employment Initiative External Link

DOT Hispanic Employment Program External Link

Federal Women's Programs

National Women's History Project Program External Link

Federally Employed Women External Link

U.S. Department of Labor: Women's Bureau External Link

U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Women in the Federal Government External Link

People with Disabilities Program

American Association of People with Disabilities External Link

Disability Resource Center External Link

Asian American and Pacific Islander

Asian American Government Executives Network External Link

Federal Asian Pacific American Council External Link

Black/African American

Blacks in Government External Link

American Indian

American Indian Heritage Foundation External Link

Bureau of Indian Affairs External Link