Training increases awareness of specific equal opportunity-related responsibilities unique to supervisory and managerial positions within the Coast Guard.
Equal Opportunity training for supervisors and managers as a key element of success, includes effectively implementing the Affirmative Programs of Equal Employment Opportunity, including:
- Knowledge of the annual Management Directive-715 assessment process
- Awareness of Disability Employment Program and reasonable accommodation procedures
- Comprehension of roles and responsibilities in the Equal Opportunity/EEO process
- Ensuring efficient processing of complaints of discrimination
Most civilian hiring decisions are made by
managers and supervisors, but workforce barriers may be
unintentionally caused by employee-supervisor
relationships. Awareness of program requirements and
command AP/EEO goals are critical for those who are in
positions that impact the civilian workforce.
Since resolving complaints at the lowest level begins with the immediate supervisor, awareness of the complaint process, including mediation opportunities, is essential to preventing formal complaints and timely resolution.
Attending Equal Opportunity training will enable managers and supervisors to clearly:
- Articulate commitment to a fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory workplace free of harassment
- State expectations for employee conduct
- Understand personal accountability for a successful Equal Opportunity Program
Equal Opportunity training for supervisors
and managers is
recommended within 45 days of when an individual assumes
responsibility as a manager or supervisor (for both
civilians and uniformed personnel). Training may be coordinated
through the servicing Civil Rights Program Manager or
Area/Headquarters Civil Rights Director.
Note: Supervisor/Managerial EEO training is available at DEOMI, USDA and EEOC.
|Leadership Team Awareness Course||This course is conducted in a joint
service environment. The Leadership Team Awareness
Course (LTAC) is designed to allow senior leaders
serving in key organizational positions an
opportunity to explore evolving human relations and
equal opportunity/equal employment opportunity
issues in addition to gaining a complete
understanding of how these issues impact the unit
cohesion and mission effectiveness/readiness.
The course is five days in duration. The LTAC is targeted for Commanders and key staff or department heads to include their Silver or Gold Badge Command Chiefs (E-7 to E-9).
|Senior Leaders Equal Opportunity Seminar||This
DEOMI course is designed to present attendees
with an orientation on the intrapersonal,
interpersonal, and organizational aspects of Equal
This course is two days in duration and is targeted towards military and DOD civilian supervisors (E-7 to E-9, O-3 to O-6, and GS-13 to GS-15)
|Leadership Team Awareness Seminar||The purpose of this
DEOMI course is to give senior leaders an
opportunity to explore evolving human relations and
equal opportunity/equal employment opportunity (EO/EEO)
issues in order to gain an understanding of their
impacts on unit cohesion and mission effectiveness.
This seminar will raise senior leader awareness of personnel dynamics and incorporate participants' personal and professional experiences in solving organizational issues, beginning with how values and prejudices are formed and acted out. Participants are encouraged to bring real-world issues and problems to the table, give and receive feedback, and explore the impact of their personal behaviors on others, the group, and on larger organizational systems. The program is divided into the following topics:
This five-day seminar is designed for senior officers (commanders and key staff/department heads O-3 to O-6) and senior enlisted advisors (E-7 to E-9); as well as civilians including legal officers, chaplains, and inspector general personnel in leadership positions.
|Senior Executive Equal Opportunity Seminar||This DEOMI seminar is designed to
enhance the capability of senior leaders to
successfully use EO/EEO programs to lead a diverse
force capable of maintaining national security.
This course contains information and scenario presentations which will facilitate strategic discussion of Service-wide implications. The two-day seminar is divided into three phases: awareness, understanding, and action.
Phase I - Awareness: participants will identify current EO/EEO issues and strategic challenges facing their service, which will impact readiness
Phase II - Understanding: participants will develop an understanding of the strategic impact of EEO/EO
Phase III - Action: participants will prepare an EEO/EO action plan to guide their leadership actions
This two day seminar is designed for all newly selected O-7 general/flag officers (active, Guard, and Reserve) and Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel.
This course is prescribed by DOD Directive 1350.2 and is a collaborative effort between Coast Guard Senior leaders and DEOMI. Senior participants are respectfully asked to contact CG-00H-2 at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC to arrange attendance at the next available SEEOS session.
|EEO Training for Managers and Supervisors||This course is conducted by the EEOC Commission
The seminar ensures that managers and supervisors are up-to-date on their responsibilities under EEO law. Participants are taught basics regarding EEO law, the process, and their responsibilities with respect to EEO and affirmative employment. Trainers use instructive scenarios and group discussion to explore the grayer areas of EEO law and how the actions of mangers and supervisors can affect the workplace.
Course topics include:
This two day course is designed for managers and supervisors of civilian employees.