PROGRAM - Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity


​The California National Guard (CNG) and the California Military Department (CMD) will provide Equal Opportunity (EO) for Soldiers and Airmen in military status and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians in Technician, State Civil Service, State Active Duty (to include Emergency SAD), and State Military Reserve status. In addition, applicants for membership in the CNG will not be subject to illegal discrimination.  All CNG and CMD personnel are entitled to serve in an environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment. Allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment will be given prompt attention and resolved as expeditiously as possible.

It is the goal of the CNG and CMD to resolve and settle all allegations and complaints of discrimination fairly, equitably, and expeditiously. Whenever possible, complaints will be resolved at the lowest appropriate command level. Personnel who feel that they have been subjected to illegal discrimination have the legal right to participate in the complaint process. Personnel filing complaints will not be discouraged from filing a complaint due to fear of retaliation.

Basis of Discrimination and filing a complaint


​The basis of discriminations apply to all CNG and CMD personnel in the following service or employment status:

  1. Title 32 Military Service Members (AGR, ADOS, Traditional Soldiers and Airmen) will not be discriminated against on the basis of Color, National Origin, Race, Religion, Reprisal, or Sex.

  2. Dual and Non-Dual status Military Technicians will not be discriminated against on the basis of Race, Age (40 or older), Color, Disability, Genetic Information, Harassment (sexual/non-sexual), National Origin, Sex, Religion, or Retaliation.

  3. SCS employees, SAD, ESAD, and SMR will not be discriminated against on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Association with a member of a protected class, Color, Disability, Engagement in Protected Activity, Family Care or Medical Leave, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military and Veteran Status, National Origin, Race, Religion, Sex (Gender), Sex Gender identity or Gender expression, Sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions, and Sexual Orientation.

Personnel who believe they have been discriminated against will be permitted to participate in the complaint process IAW the appropriate regulations applicable to their occupation status.  Please contact your local EO/EEO representative or practioner and/or the EO/EEO Office for assistance.

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