What We Do

Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity - What We Do

The Chief of the Office of Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (IC EEOD) serves as a key advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); provides leadership to the Intelligence Community (IC), especially through the IC EEOD Council (EEO and Diversity principals) and senior leaders in each IC Element; and ensures the provision of EEO services to the DNI workforce.

The Office plays a leadership role in designing and implementing innovative EEO and diversity programs and diversity best practices to increase the overall representation of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities across the IC, and benchmarking model agency best practices for Title VII compliance.

To this end, IC EEOD works closely with all key stakeholders across the Intelligence Community to coordinate the development of diversity strategies and mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of DNI-wide policies and to ensure compliance with applicable law and statutes.

Focus areas include ensuring equity in hiring and recruitment, retention efforts, promotions, rewards and awards, process improvement, career development programs, complaint management and resolution, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.


Functional Areas

The IC EEOD consists of a front office and three distinct functional areas: IC EEO Outreach; IC Diversity Outreach; and, IC EEOD Strategy and Analysis.

Division of IC EEO Outreach
Responsible for policy formulation, implementation, coordination, and management of the civil rights and equal opportunity programs of the Office of DNI such as EEO training, reasonable accommodation, alternate resolution program, and complaints processing, in addition to Intelligence Community leadership, outreach, and coordination for EEO compliance programs.

Division of IC Diversity Outreach
Responsible for providing leadership to the DNI and IC in the overall management of diversity programs, specifically responsible for serving as a focal point on issues regarding diversity recruitment, community outreach, affirmative employment and special emphasis programs, diversity best practices and career development activities.

Division of IC EEOD Strategy and Analysis
Serves as a consultant on issues related to EEO and diversity. Responsible for developing IC-wide strategies and policies for driving change in EEO and diversity management. Specifically, responsible for developing organizational metrics and a formal assessment process for reporting and tracking the implementation of diversity management initiatives.