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EEO Diversity Management

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Diversity Management Section (DMS) provides leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to DHS Components on the Department's EEO and diversity initiatives, consistent with federal laws, regulations, executive orders, and management directives. Specifically, DMS:

  • Prepares EEO and diversity policy guidance for Department personnel;
  • Supports special emphasis programs that increase awareness of diversity issues throughout the Department; and
  • Conducts workforce trend analysis, including Department-wide workforce data tables to identify anomalies that may be tied to EEO or diversity issues.

On behalf of the Department, DMS also prepares and submits mandated annual EEO and diversity reports to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. DMS staff also actively participate on various committees and working groups, including the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Applicant Flow Data Working Group; the White Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Federal Interagency Working Group; the White House Council on Native American Affairs; the Intelligence Community’s Equal Employment Opportunity Data Group; Federal Interagency LGBT Work Group; and the Interagency Women and Girls in STEM Working Group.

Demographic Number Percentage
DHS Diversity Demographics and Statistics (as of the end of FY 2022) 
Total Full Time Employees 194,345 100%
White (Non-Hispanic or Latino) 102,315 52.1%
Hispanic or Latino 44,107 22.7%
Black or African American
(Non-Hispanic or Latino)
32,318 16.6%
Asian 12,033 6.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,866 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1,292 0.7%
Two or More Races 1,414 0.7%
Under 40 64,166 33.0%
40 and Over 130,179 67.0%
Male 128,167 66.0%
Female 66,178 34.0%
Individuals with Reported* Disabilities 28,669 14.7%
Individuals with Targeted** Disabilities 2,460 1.27%

* "Reported disabilities" includes employees who self-identify as an individual with a disability or targeted disability using the SF-256 Self-Identification of a Disability Form and employees who were appointed under hiring authorities that take disability into account, i.e., 30% or More Disabled Veteran Appointment and Schedule A Hiring Authority, who have not otherwise self-identified as having a disability.  See 29 C.F.R. § 1614.203.

** "Targeted disabilities" are a subset of reportable disabilities that the Federal Government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis. Targeted disabilities listed on the SF-256 form include: developmental disability, traumatic brain injury, deaf or serious difficulty hearing, blind or serious difficulty seeing, missing extremities, significant mobility impairment, partial or complete paralysis, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, intellectual disability, significant psychiatric disorder, dwarfism, and significant disfigurement.  For more information, see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC), Improving the Participation Rate of People with Targeted Disabilities in the Federal Workforce, January 2008.

By mail or phone:
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2707 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Mail Stop #0191
Washington, DC 20528-0191

Phone: 202-357-7700
Toll Free: 1-866-644-8360
TTY: 202-357-7705
Fax: 202-357-1198

By email:

Last Updated: 08/29/2023
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