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 Initiatives Office to Assist Minority Serving Institutions. 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 House Council on Native American Affairs, the Intelligence Community’s EEO Data group, and the inter-departmental Women Veterans Initiative.

DHS Diversity Demographics and Statistics

DHS Diversity Demographics and Statistics
Total Full Time Employees188,074100%
White (Non-Hispanic or Latino)107,56457.2%
Hispanic or Latino38,60520.5%
Black or African American (Non-Hispanic or Latino)28,85015.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native1,7580.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander9740.5%
Two or More Races8370.4%
Under 4067,76936.0%
40 and Over120,30564.0%
Individuals with Reported Disabilities10,2885.47%
Individuals with Targeted* Disabilities7960.42%

* "Targeted disabilities" are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis. These include: deafness, blindness, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, convulsive disorders, mental retardation, mental illness, and distortion of limb and/or spine. For more information, see EEOC's Improving the Participation Rate of People with Targeted Disabilities in the Federal Work Force, January 2008. (

EEO Resources

Contact Us

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

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

By email:

Last Published Date: July 14, 2017

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