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About the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Division

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Division directs the Department's EEO and Diversity policies, products, and services to optimize the effectiveness of the Department's personnel and operations.

We strive to ensure that all employees and applicants for employment enjoy equality of opportunity and employment decisions free from unlawful discrimination through the following activities:

  • Rendering Final Agency Actions on EEO complaints. An employee, applicant, or former employee may file an EEO complaint to allege unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, or reprisal based on prior EEO protected activity. Similarly, a complaint may be filed based on sexual orientation or parental status, which are protected by Executive Order.
  • Examining barriers to employment and advancement in order to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals, regardless of the bases mentioned above.
  • Identifying strategies to meet the Department's Human Capital needs to recruit and maintain a world-class workforce reflective of our nation's diversity.
  • Collaborating with the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and others to ensure that the Department maintains an environment that fully utilizes and recognizes the skills and abilities of people with disabilities.

Related Links

EEO Laws, Regulations, and Policies:

  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Executive Orders
  • DHS Anti-Discrimination Policy

EEO at DHS Headquarters:

  • How to File a Complaint (for HQ Employees only)
  • Resolving Disputes through Mediation
  • About the No FEAR Act
  • Guidance and Resources

EEO Complaints and Adjudication:

  • The EEO Complaint Process
  • How to File an EEO Complaint (for all employees)
  • Guidance and Resources

DHS Diversity Planning:

  • Diversity Reports
  • Guidance and Resources

EEO and Diversity Reports and Resources:

  • EEO Reports
  • Guidance and Resources

By mail or phone:
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Building 410, Mail Stop #0191
Washington, D.C. 20528-0191

Phone: 202-254-8200
Toll Free: 1-866-644-8360
TTY: 202-254-8242
Fax: 202-254-8240

By e-mail:

Last Published Date: April 24, 2015

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