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Office of Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights is the focal point for all civil rights, equal opportunity programs, and affirmative employment functions in the Department of the Interior.

Department of the Interior FY 2013 Annual EEO Program Report (MD 715) (Please contact the Office of Civil Rights for an accessible version of the 2013 MD - 715)

2014 Hispanic Heritage Month
John W. Burden
Deputy Director
Lola Hatcher-Capers
Senior Policy Advisor
Alvin Dillings
Senior Partnership Advisor
Mark Oliver
Senior Advisor for Appeals & Compliance
Vanessa G. Victor


Acting Chief, Employee Complaints & Adjudication Division
Tanisha Edmonds
Chief, Public Civil Rights
Sloan Farrell
Chief, Compliance & Programs
Ophelia Anderson
Office of the Secretary EEO Complaints Manager
Melba Vaughn

TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

EEOC No Fear Act Quarterly & Five-Year Reports (Complaint Activity Data)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule implementing the rules under the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (the No FEAR Act), P.L. 107-174, regarding the posting of EEO complaint processing data.  Under the Act, Federal agencies must post on its public web site certain information pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination filed under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614.

Mission & Vision Statements

2011 Zero Tolerance Memo
DOI's CORE Plus Program Brochure
DOI Employee Emergency Information
Diversity News

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NPS: Martin Luther King Jr. NHS, Partners Hold Fourth Annual Legacy Campout

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 08:24 AM EST

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and its partner organizations – the Greening Youth Foundation, the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and REI – hosted the park’s Fourth Annual Legacy Campout, Sept. 19-20. Read More >

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Secretary Jewell Supports Dignity & Respect Campaign

FRI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014, 01:49 PM EST

Secretary Jewell Supports Department of the Interior Dignity & Respect Campaign Read More >

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Congratulations to the 2014 DOI Multi-Cultural Day Photography Contest Winners!

TUE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, 08:23 AM EST

As part of DOI Multi-Cultural Day, the Office of Civil Rights and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement sponsored the always-popular amateur photography contest. Read More >