Employee Resources

No employee should be subjected to intimidating, hostile, or offensive behavior. If an employee believes he/she has been subjected to harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, he/she should report it promptly to his/her supervisor, another appropriate management official, his/her servicing Human Resources office, the Office of the Inspector General, or to his/her Equal Employment Opportunity Office, ombuds, or CORE PLUS Neutral.

Employee Assistance Program

The DOI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers professional, confidential counseling and consultation that can help you resolve these issues and offer additional assistance. Services are available at no cost to you or members of your family. DOI has contracted with the EAP provider Espyr. Espyr has caring, professional counselors who can assist you in a work-related or personal crisis. Espyr provides comprehensive EAP services, including assistance with emotional issues, work problems, substance abuse, supervisory training, stress, marital/family concerns, financial matters, legal issues, elder care resources, and childcare referrals.

Espyr offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services helping you identify and clarify your concerns, consider available options, and develop a plan of action to create solutions that work. Espyr has offices nationwide.

Other Offices Available to Assist Employees

  • The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) performs all functions relating to civil rights, equal opportunity programs, and affirmative employment in the Department including investigation of allegations of discrimination for Office of the Secretary employees. ​ The Office of Civil Rights can also assist in identifying your servicing EEO office.
  • The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the premier human capital partner leading the Department's human resource strategic planning efforts by providing policies, solutions, oversight and guidance to further the Department's overall mission. OHR develops employee relations policy, as well as overseeing the Department’s workplace injury and violence in the workplace functions. Find your servicing HR office on OHR's Human Capital Crossroads website.
  • The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides independent oversight and promotes excellence, integrity, and accountability within the programs, operations, and management of the Department. The Office of the Inspector General has an anonymous toll free hotline available to employees to report allegations of waste, fraud or abuse.
  • The Departmental Ethics Office provides advice and counsel on a wide variety of ethics-related issues, including misuse of position and government resources.
  • The Office of the Solicitor (SOL) performs legal work for the Department, including the management of the Department’s Ethics Office.
  • The Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR) offers employees the ability to speak to Ombuds and conflict management professionals, who will listen to the concerns of employees, assist them in exploring possible solutions to difficult problems, and where appropriate, help the employee seek resolution and conciliation. Many Bureaus/Offices now have dedicated Ombuds assigned to assist employees in that organization.
  • The Office of Law Enforcement and Security (OLES) coordinates the Department's Victim Assistance Programs, which assist victims and witnesses of crimes with information about their rights and relevant resources and assistance available to them.
  • The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) provides a secure channel through which current and former federal employees and applicants for federal employment may make confidential disclosures.