Under DOD Directive 1440.1 w/Changes 1, 2 & 3, the Special Emphasis Program provides policy and guidance for all Special Emphasis Programs: Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American Employment Programs, the Federal Women’s Program, and the Program for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities.
These programs have been established as an integral part of the EEO Program. They are a proactive approach to achieving diversity within the technician workforce, limited only by the imagination of those charged with implementing them.
In addition the Special Emphasis Program must be actively involved in the communities we serve, for example College Outreach Programs, Adopt-a-School Programs, Partnerships with Minority Organizations i.e. (NAACP, FEW, IMAGE Inc., BIG, FAPAC) and others as applicable.