Federal Equal Employment Opportunity
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.  Federal Employees of the California Military Department include United States Codes Title 5 Federal Employees, Title 32, Military Technicians, and  and job applicants for either status.



Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 affords individuals protection against acts of unlawful discrimination.

It is illegal to discriminate against a person because of his or her protected categories.   It is also illegal to retaliate against an individual because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a complaint of discrimination, or participated in an investigation or lawsuit involving a discrimination.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces laws pertaining to unlawful discrimination and requires all Federal Agencies to comply with all laws and regulations which uphold EEO activities.

The EEO discrimination complaint process is in accordance with Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1617.  Reference EEO-MD-110, Equal Employment Opportunity Management Directive for 29 CFR Part 1614.

Protected Categories

Protected Categories of the Federal EEO Program.  Reference EEO-MD-110, Equal Employment Opportunity Management Directive for 29 CFR Part 1614.

Sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation)
National Origin
Age (40 or older)
Genetic Information

*Retaliation is based on an EEO activity involving any of the protected categories above

General Processing

Any federal employee or job applicant for federal employment who believe he or she have been discriminated against may file a complaint.  All complaints will begin at the Pre-complaint stage to allow for resolution at the lowest level to include the use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process. The Formal stage begins when the Pre-complaint process ends. NGB Form 713-5-R, National Guard Bureau Formal Complaint Form is used to file a Formal complaint.

Time limits for filing Pre-complaints.  A person must file a complaint within 45 calendar days from the date of the alleged discrimination, or the date the individual was made aware of the alleged discriminatory event or action.  The Pre-complaint process should take no longer than 30 calendar days and  can be extended up to 90 calendar days from the date of submission.

Time limits for filing Formal Complaints.  An individual may file a formal complaint after a final interview with an EEO Counselor and within 15 calendar days of receipt of the “Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint.” The Formal complaint is then reviewed and forwarded to the Investigations and Resolution Directorate and may take up to 180 calendar days or more for investigative proceedings.

Reasonable Accommodation

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, requires all federal agencies to provide Reasonable Accommodation to qualified Individuals with Disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless doing so would cause undue hardship. 

In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities as those enjoyed by employees without disabilities.  A qualified Individual with Disability is an individual with a physical or mental impairment, or a record of having such an impairment, that substantially limits one or more major life activities, who can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of the position that the individual holds or desires.  An individual regarded as having such an impairment is entitled to Reasonable Accommodation.

CNG Form 690-50, Request and Authorization for Reasonable Accommodation is used to request Reasonable Accommodation(s).


Associated regulations based on Public Law and related Acts.


Associated Forms.

EEO Training Opportunities

Federal Employees interested can attend specific EEO courses hosted by the EEOC or DEOMI.  

All requests to attend an EEO course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) must be submitted on an National Guard Bureau (NGB) Authorization for Training application.  See the the NGB Standard Operating Procedure below for more information on select DEOMI courses.

NG SOP DEOMI EEO CoursesNGB Authorization for Training Form Another option to receive EEO Counselor training and certification is by contacting the EO/EEO Office and request distance learning via web-based or online training. More information on EEO courses can be found at the EEOC or DEOMI websites.

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

EEO Office: (916) 854-3177
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