Equal Opportunity & Equal Employment Opportunity

Office of Equal Opportunity, National Guard Bureau

The Office of Equal Opportunity is organized as a joint staff office of the National Guard Bureau to serve as the focal point for all National Guard military, civilian, and technician Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity policies, programs and issues.

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California Military Department
Joint Force Headquarters
Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity
9800 Goethe Road, Box 06
Sacramento, California 95827-9101

Main Line: (916) 854-3177

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The Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity program seeks to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment against Military Service Members, Federal and State civilian personnel, family members, and retirees of the California National Guard and California Military Department.  Select any of the items below to learn more.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (Military)

All Title 32 Military Service Members which include Active Guard Reserve, Active Duty Operational Support, Traditional Soldiers and Airmen WILL NOT be discriminated against on the following bases listed in the Basis of Discrimination tab. All complaints will begin at the Informal Resolution Request stage to allow resolution at the lowest level. The Formal Resolution Request stage begins when the Informal Resolution Request process ends.  The  NGB Form 333, Discrimination Complaint in the Army and Air National Guard is used to file a complaint. NOTE: All Title 10, Active Duty Service Members should contact their Unit Equal Opportunity Professional to file complaints.
Color, National Origin, Race, Religion, Reprisal, Sex-Gender, and Sexual Orientation

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Federal)

All Title 32 Military Technicians (Dual Status and Non-Dual Status personnel) and Title 5 Federal Civilian Employees WILL NOT be discriminated against on the following bases listed in the Basis of Discrimination tab. All complaints will begin at the pre-complaint stage (informal) 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 (informal) process ends. No form is required during the pre-complaint (informal) process, but information is captured on an EEO Counselor’s Report. The NGB Form 713-5-R, National Guard Bureau Formal Complaint Form, is only used to file a formal complaint.
Age (40 or older), Color, Disability, Genetic Information, Harassment (Sexual/Non Sexual), National Origin, Race, Religion, Retaliation, and Sex

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (State)

All State Civil Service Employees, State Active Duty (to include individuals on Emergency State Active Duty) and State Military Reserve personnel WILL NOT be discriminated against on the following bases listed in the Basis of Discrimination tab.  All participants are encouraged to seek resolution at the lowest level to include the use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process in lieu of an official investigation.  The CMD Form 333, California Military Department Discrimination Complaint Form is used to file a complaint. NOTE: Participants also have the option to file complaints directly with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (see https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ for more information) or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (see  https://www.eeoc.gov/ for more information).  However, we encourage members to contact our office first in order to avoid possible processing delays.
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

California Military Department (CMD) personnel interested in attending specific EO and EEO course can selct any of the itmes below to learn more.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LEADERS COURSE

Welcome to the California Army National Guard Equal Opportunity Leader’s Course (EOLC). Upon successful completion of the EOLC, students will be prepared to assist and advise unit command teams with Equal Opportunity questions. Training will be accomplished by lecture based instruction, active participation, and collective skills training. The instructors will discuss issues that pertain to the equal opportunity environment and so-licit participation and examples from students. The only written test is a comprehensive final exam at the conclusion of the course. This will not be a physically demanding course.


Next Scheduled EOLC: 

  • September 17-22, 2018, Beale Air Force Base, CA.
  • December 2018 (date and location TBD).

Prerequisites:

  1. Students must complete the Values In Action (VIA) survey at the VIA Institute prior to attending the course and brought to the class.
  2. Students must be appointed, in writing by their Commanders, as an Equal Opportunity Leader prior to attending the EOLC.

Training Resources: EOLC Training Schedule EOLC Student Note Taker Guide

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COURSES

  1. All requests for attendance at 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 Courses NGB Authorization for Training Form
  2. 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.

All Regulations, Policies, Action Plans, and Forms applicable to all service members and full-time personnel of the California Military Department.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC)

Special Observance Programs are an integral part of the Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.  Special observances are designed to provide cultural awareness and human relations education to everyone.


EVENTS

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)

1st Quarter

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)

National American Indian Heritage Month (November)

2nd Quarter

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)

African American/Black History Month (February)

Women’s History Month (March)

3rd Quarter

Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance (April 12 / April 8-15)

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)

LGBT Pride Month (June)

4th Quarter

Women’s Equality Day (26 August)

Hispanic Heritage Month (15 September – 15 October)