Equal Employment Opportunity

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG or Agency) is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity, and the promotion of a strong affirmative employment program.

It is the policy of BBG to provide equal opportunities in employment for every employee and job applicant, and to ensure a workplace that is free of discrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), age (person 40 years of age and older), national origin, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, and retaliation (individual engaged in prior EEO activities).

The BBG strongly promotes the full realization of equal opportunity in employment through a continuing affirmative program to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices.

Office of Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for advising the Agency on issues relating to equal employment opportunity (EEO), civil rights and workforce diversity.

Included in these responsibilities are:

  • The administration of the Agency’s EEO complaint process.
  • Advising the Board and Agency managers on the current state of EEO and Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) activities.
  • Overseeing the Agency’s grantee organizations to ensure that recipients of federal financial assistance comply with federal non-discrimination requirements.
  • Developing the Agency’s annual AEP and creating a model EEO program (MD-715).

OCR also administers an assortment of outreach programs that include Mentoring, Partnerships in Education, Affirmative Employment, Special Emphasis, Diversity Training, and Federal Women’s programs. Through the implementation of these programs, it is the goal of OCR to assist managers and employees in maintaining harmonious and fair working conditions.

Related links are provided here to EEO legislation, articles on EEO, and explanations of OCR programs. If you have questions or comments on this web site, please forward them by e-mail to: ocr@bbg.gov.

Contact Information

Regular mail:
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
330 C Street, SW
Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20237

Main: (202) 382-7800
TTY: (202) 382-7899
Fax: (202) 382-7816