The Management Directive 715 (MD-715) was issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on October 1, 2003. The MD-715 contains policy guidelines and standards for establishing and maintaining effective affirmative employment programs. It requires agencies to take appropriate steps to ensure that policies, practices, and procedures are conducted in a discrimination free manner for employees and applicants.

The MD-715 calls for periodic agency self-assessments and the identification and elimination of barriers that prevent equal employment opportunities in the workplace. Additionally, the MD-715 requires DOI to work toward meeting the six essential elements of a model EEO program:

  • Demonstrated Commitment from Agency Leadership
  • Integration of EEO into the Agency's Strategic Mission
  • Management and Program Accountability
  • Proactive Prevention of Unlawful Discrimination
  • Efficiency
  • Responsiveness and Legal Compliance

This report and plan show how well DOI’s programs and planned activities have encouraged and increased equity, diversity, and inclusion, and have prevented discrimination in the areas of recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, and retention of members of a particular race, ethnic, or religious background, gender, or for individuals with disabilities.

State of the Agency MD-715 Report:

Fiscal Year 2021

Fiscal Year 2020


If you would like to review past reports, please contact the Office of Civil Rights at (202) 208-5693





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