Equal Employment Opportunity
- Eighth Army Equal Employment Opportunity Office
- ATTN: EAEE
APO AP 96271-5236
8A HQ Building #12400, First Floor
Room: G2-101, EEO Office
- DSN: (315) 755-0320 & 755-0321
- Korean Phone #: 050-3355-0320 & 050-3355-0321
- 8A EEO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EEO office formulates policy and provides guidance, direction and support to employees, managers, supervisors, and applicants seeking information on or dealing with equal employment opportunity matters, diversity, sexual harassment, and anti-harassment. The EEO team strives to create a better workplace by increasing employer and employee awareness of, commitment to, and involvement in assuring equal employment opportunity with the goal to resolve all issues at the lowest level possible.
Eighth Army is committed to equal opportunity and diverse principles in all aspects of employment. All Civilian employees, former employees, and applicants for employment are covered by AR 690-600. Employees are entitled to initiate a complaint of alleged discrimination when they believe they are discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex (including Sexual Harassment), national origin, age (over 40), physical/mental disability and genetic predisposition in an employment matter. In addition, reprisal against those who exercise their rights under applicable EEO laws or oppose unlawful discriminatory practice is prohibited and is not tolerated.
- Complaints Program
- Any Employee, former employee or applicant may file a complaint based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender identity or pregnancy), age, disability (Mental or Physical), GINA, and/or reprisal.
- Must contact EEO within 45 calendar days of the discriminatory event, personnel action, or when you became aware of the event.
- Employees may choose traditional counseling or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Management Directive 715 Program
- MD-715 Report
- Hispanic Employment Plan (HEP)/9-Point Plan
- Disabled Veteran’s Affirmative Action Plan (DVAAP)
- 462 Reports
These reports provide the Commander with the State of the Agency EEO analysis for DA Civilians assigned to the command. The reports are used to identify triggers, barriers, and solutions for the Command's EEO program. It further reports demographical and statistical data by Ethic/Race Identification, Sex and Veteran status.
- Affirmative Action Program
Under Merit Promotion and Placement Plan (AK 690-335), the EEO Offices review all civilians actions, such as hiring actions, awards, and Overseas Tour Extensions (OTEX), for completion, fairness, and transparency throughout the command. Additionally, Eighth EEO performs Staff Assisted Visits (SAV) and Organizational Inspections Program (OIP) for all Eighth Army Units.
- Specialty Emphases Programs
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs.
Every summer, Eighth Army EEO works with WRP by hiring students with disabilities and place them in positions throughout the command. These WRP students come from all over the United States and dependents stationed here in Korea. The WRP program demonstrates that qualified people with disabilities make excellent Employees.
- Applicants for the program must:
- have a disability AND
- be a U.S. citizen AND
- be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education on a substantially full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time load) to seek a degree OR
- be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation OR
- have graduated from such an institution within the past year.
WRP Website: https://www.wrp.gov/wrp
Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program (CAP)
The Department of Defense (DoD) has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities. CAP's purpose is to ensure that all federal employees with disabilities and wounded Service members get the equipment that best suits their needs, at no charge to the organization. CAP has a variety of equipment that can be ordered from ergonomic equipment, dictation equipment, low vision equipment, etc. Individuals with medical documentation or VA letter of disabilities can independently order equipment from CAP or request assistance from 8A EEO Office with the ordering process.
CAP Website: https://www.cap.mil/Default.aspx
- EEO, Anti-Harassment and NoFEAR Act Training
It is a requirement that all Department of Army Civilians (supervisors and non-supervisors) and Military who directly supervise DA Civilians to take initial or annual "EEO, Anti-Harassment and NoFEAR Act Training". Annual EEO training can be completed either online and/or face to face course. For step-by-step directions on how to register for online EEO training or upcoming face to face EEO training opportunities, please contact 8A EEO Office.
- Reasonable Accommodations
A Reasonable Accommodation (RA) is any modification or adjustment to a job task, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for an individual to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
An agency is required to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and for religious practices; unless to do so would cause an undue hardship. An individual with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of that individual's major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.
For more information on RA and/or to request a RA, please contact your servicing EEO office.