To promote a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, accessible to individuals with disabilities, ensures fair and equitable treatment for all employees, values workforce diversity, and fosters mutual respect in an effort to achieve the mission of the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the right of all persons to work and advance on the basis of merit, ability and potential. Federal fair employment laws prohibit discrimination and require the government to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disabling condition or reprisal.
Accordingly, policies provide for the fair and equal treatment of employees and applicants for employment in all personnel management and employment decisions. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against because of any factor protected under the fair employment laws (their protected status) may file a complaint of discrimination.
Each employee is responsible for ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity by treating all co-workers fairly and equally and by fostering a spirit of cooperation and good human relations in a working atmosphere free of prejudice, ill feelings or resentment.
Managers and supervisors who make decisions about hiring, training, performance evaluations, promotions and work assignments must implement EEO as an integral part of personnel management.