|2nd BCT EOA
| 734 RSG EOA
67th Troop Cmd EOA
| Separate Units EOA|
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
|132 Wing EO Director
185 ARW/133 TS EO Director
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
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.
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)