The Adjutant General’s
Policy Letters
Camp Dodge Building 3675
8:00am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
 
 
Mailing Address
ATTN: NGIA-HRO-SEEM
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131-1824
 
 
Contact Information
State Equal Employment Manager
515-252-4539 
 
DSN: 431-4539
Fax: 515-252-4604
                                 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Transparency, Accountability, and Inclusion…Opportunity for all
Headquarters Iowa National Guard
State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM)
Equal Opportunity Culture
 
 
The right to participate in and benefit from programs and activities for which qualified: free from social, personal, or institutional barriers that prevent rising to the highest levels possible without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion or reprisal and based only on individual merit, fitness capability and potential (expect as prescribed by statute, or other Service policy)
 
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2nd BCT EOA
Office 515-432-3108/17832
Cell: 515-201-0314
          734 RSG EOA
     Office 515-331-5860
      Cell: 515-205-0165
     67th Troop Cmd EOA
Office 319-337-9567/19024
     Cell: 319-931-4904
     Separate Units EOA
     Office 515-252-4916
     Cell: 515-344-1846
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​132 Wing EO Director
Office: 515-261-8276
Email: 132FW.EO@ang.af.mil
185 ARW/133 TS EO Director
Office: 712-233-0743

 

Questions, concerns or comments related to equal employment matters may be addressed over the telephone or by email. Complaints of discrimination to include sexual harassment must be filed with an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
The Iowa National Guard supports ADR to the maximum extent practicable and at the earliest possible stage to prevent, minimize, and resolve disputes between or among the Department and its employees and other parties. ADR helps to achieve mutually acceptable and cost-effective outcomes and to accomplish business efficiently, economically, and productively.

Employee Assistance Program
Basic EAP services include voluntary, short-term counseling and referral for various issues affecting employee mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, family problems, and psychological disorders. EAP counselors work in a consultative role with managers and supervisors to help address employee and organizational challenges and needs.  Military OneSource – Real help, Anytime, Anywhere 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Services are private and provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to you.

The organization recognizes the right of all persons to participate in, and benefit from, programs and activities (i.e.. career, employment, educational, social, etc.) for which they are qualified. Qualified applicants, to include wounded warriors, will be considered for employment based on individual merit, fitness and capability without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, or age except for where specifically authorized by law.

Special Emphasis Program (SEP)
The Special Emphasis Programs were established as part of the overall affirmative employment program. Within the concept of the EEO program and the Federal Merit System, the programs emphasize the enhancement of employment and advancement opportunities for minorities and women, and people with disabilities. The term “Special Emphasis Programs,” refers specifically to employment related programs which focus special attention on groups that are conspicuously absent or underrepresented in a specific occupational category or grade level in the agency’s workforce. These programs increase diversity awareness and assist us in achieving our affirmative employment goals by:
- Identifying and evaluating potential barriers to the hiring and advancement of women, minorities, and people with disabilities.
-Identifying and publicizing opportunities for educational and career development.
-Annually observing and commemorating the achievements and contributions of each group, promoting ethnic and cultural awareness.
The Special Emphasis Programs include:
         · Hispanic Employment Program
         · Federal Women’s Program
         · Black Employment Program
         · Asian/Pacific American Employment Program
         · American Indian/Alaskan Native Employment Program
    · People with Disabilities Program
Diversity
In the National Guard, Diversity is a cultural climate, which allows people to maximize their potential by embracing and promoting each other’s holistic characteristics. Diversity is not a program or policy – it is a state of being. It sparks innovation, incorporates fresh approaches, and produces well-rounded perspectives in problem solving that lets us identify ways of performing duties entrusted to us by our government and fellow citizens.
Special Observances
Under public laws, congress authorizes the President of the United States to issue annual proclamations designating certain days or months as national observances. Memoranda of support are issued by DoD and endorsed by DCMA. Presidential Proclamations can be found on the White House web site at: www.whitehouse.gov
DCMA Recognized Observances
Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (January)
Black History Month (February)
Women’s History Month (March)
Holocaust Remembrance Day (April)
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Women’s Equality Day (August 26th)
Hispanic Heritage Month (15 Sep-15 Oct)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)