Special Emphasis Programs celebrate and bring awareness to the diversity of our workplace, not only in terms of culture and ethnicity, but also in terms of viewpoints, skills, and contributions. SEPs promote equal opportunity in the hiring, advancement, training, and treatment of each targeted group. These programs advocate necessary change to overcome barriers that restrict equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Programs in this area include:
- Federal Women’s Program Committee (FWPC)
- Hispanic Employee Program (HEP)
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Program
- Black Employment Program
- Native American Program
- Special Appointing Authorities for Veterans
These programs are designed to:
a) Ensure equal opportunity in the hiring, advancement, training, and treatment of all employees and applicants for employment.
b) Strive to achieve a diverse work force with representation at every major organizational element and occupational category commensurate with the relevant census availability data.
c) Integrate the goals and objectives of the SEP into all aspects of human capital management.