Jan 9, 2007
Business/Legal Term
Equal Employment Opportunity. EEO is the concept that every person, regardless of their personal identifying factors - race, color, religion gender, national origin, age (40 or more years of age), disability status, sexual orientation, and complaint status - has the right to fully participate in every aspect of employment and to be afforded all of the same terms, conditions, and privileges of work.
Additional Info/Example:

The EEO Program is the management tool by which the concept of EEO is implemented.

The objective of the EEO Program is to promote equal opportunity in employment and to identify and eliminate discriminatory policies and practices.

The PHMSA Office of Civil Rights develops and implements PHMSA's equal employment opportunity, and diversity programs, in accordance with, but not limited to, the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Management Directive 715, and Sections 501 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The PHMSA Office of Civil Rights also conducts training for employees and managers in the achievement of a diverse workforce and prevention of discriminatory behavior and harassment.

For more information, click Careers at the top of any page and select the link to EEO or Visit the Office of Civil Rights by clicking Organization from the left menu.