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NEW- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published the final “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” The new guidance updates, consolidates, and replaces the agency’s five guidance documents issued between 1987 and 1999, and serves as a single, unified agency resource on EEOC-enforced workplace harassment law. It reflects the Commission’s consideration of the robust public input that it received after the guidance was posted for public comment in fall 2023.



The Department of the Interior’s workforce fulfills its mission to protect and manage the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provide scientific and other information about those resources; and honor its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated island communities. The Department plays a pivotal role in how the United States stewards its public lands and waters, increases environmental protections, pursues environmental justice, and respects our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes. The Department is advancing this mission by embracing opportunities to promote equity in all actions through prioritizing the strengthening of interactions with the public in civil, equitable, and engaging ways that authentically demonstrate our pledge to equity. Likewise, the Department has taken a holistic approach ensuring equity is embedded throughout policy and program development and delivery across the agency.

To learn more about Equity in the Federal Government, we invite you to review the following sites below: 


Department of the Interior Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. 

Through the Department of the Interior’s latest Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, Secretary Haaland reaffirmed her commitment to ensuring that the Department fully embeds equal employment opportunity by implementing policies, practices and procedures that do not deny opportunities to employees, former employees, or applicants because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information or sex, which includes pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity. We all have a responsibility to ensure the Department is inclusive and welcoming to all, to recognize and understand overt and subtle barriers to equal employment opportunity, and to foster an environment that upholds equity and respect.

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