Equal Opportunity & Equal Employment Opportunity

Overview

Mission
Provide Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity for all members of the California National Guard and California Military.  In addition, job applicants and applicants for membership for the California National Guard or California Military Department will not be subject to illegal discrimination.  All members are entitled to serve in an environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

Goal
It is the goal of the agency 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 reprisal and/or retaliation.  Allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment will be given prompt attention and resolved as expeditiously as possible.

Military Equal Opportunity

The Military Equal Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and provide fair treatment for all Military Service Members of the California National Guard without regard to Color, National Origin, Race, Religion, Reprisal, Sex-Gender, or Sexual Orientation.  Service Members include United States Code Title 32 Active Guard Reserve, Active Duty Operational Support, Traditional Soldiers and Airmen.  Service Members serving in Title 10, Active Duty, should contact their local servicing Equal Opportunity office for assistance due to having different processing procedures.

See Military EO to learn more.

Federal Equal Employment Opporutnity

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and provide fair treatment for all Federal Employees of the California Military Department without regard to Age (40 or older), Color, Disability, Genetic Information, Harassment (Sexual/Non Sexual), National Origin, Race, Religion, Retaliation, and Sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation).  Federal Employees of the California Military Department include United States Codes Title 32, Military Technicians and Title 5 civilians and job applicants for either status.

Select Federal EEO to learn more.

State Equal Employment Opportunity

The State Equal Employment Opportunity program focuses on California’s civil rights laws, the prevention of unlawful discrimination and harassment, and provide fair treatment for State Civil Service Employees of the California Military Department without regard to Age (over 40), Ancestry / National Origin, Disability (Mental and Physical), Gender Identity / Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military and Veteran Status, Race / Color, Religion / Creed, Sex – Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), and Sexual Orientation.

Select State EEO to learn more.

State Military Equal Opportunity

The State Equal Opportunity program focuses on the comprehensive effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and provide fair treatment for all State Military Service Members of the California Military Department without regard to Age (over 40), Ancestry / National Origin, Disability (Mental and Physical), Gender Identity / Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military and Veteran Status, Race / Color, Religion / Creed, Sex – Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), and Sexual Orientation.  State Military Service Members include all State Active Duty and State Military Reserve personnel.

Select State Military EO to learn more.

Special Observances

Special Observances are employment related programs and events designed to provide cultural awareness.  These observances were established by law, bill, or resolution of Congress.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)
African American/Black History Month (February)
Women’s History Month (March)
Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance (April 12 / April 8-15)
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
LGBT Pride Month (June)
Women’s Equality Day (26 August)
Hispanic Heritage Month (15 September – 15 October)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)
National American Indian Heritage Month (November)

See the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to learn more.

California Military Department
Joint Force Headquarters
EO & EEO Office
9800 Goethe Road, Box 06
Sacramento, California 95827-9101

Main Line: (916) 854-3117