Our Mission:

We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and practices in all of our management decisions and personnel practices. To learn more about the Equal Employment Opportunity complaint process and mediation options, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion Programs.

To Initiate the EEO Process:

If you are a Department of Energy (DOE) federal employee, former employee, or applicant for employment with the DOE, you may initiate the DOE EEO complaint process if you believe that you have been discriminated against based on one or more of these factors:  race; color; religion; sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation); national origin; age (40 and over); disability (physical and/or mental); genetic information; or retaliation for prior EEO activity.

Employees are encouraged to promptly report discrimination or harassment to any management official or directly to their EEO office. DOE Headquarters employees or applicants for employment may file an EEO complaint regarding discrimination or harassment through the Department's Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (OCREO), at (202) 586-2218 within 45 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination, or 45 calendar days from the date on which they reasonably became aware of the discrimination. Field Site employees or applicants for employment should contact their local EEO office within the same 45-day period. If a formal complaint is accepted, a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation will be conducted. The Department seeks to protect the confidentiality of discrimination and harassment allegations to the fullest extent possible, and shares information only with those who have a need to know in the performance of their official duties.

To initiate the EEO process, you must first contact an EEO Counselor. At the initial counseling session, you may select either traditional EEO counseling or mediation, a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Equal Employment Opportunity Intake Form