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Jan. 25, 2024

Embark on an Artistic Voyage With the 2024 Student Art Contest

The Annual Student Art Contest is back and now accepting submissions for 2024! Students in grades K-12 across the Americas (North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean) are invited to embark on this voyage of artistic inspiration and creation. The Coast Guard workforce is encouraged to spread the word about the contest among their eligible

Dec. 27, 2023

A Candid Look at the 50th Anniversary of Women's Integration into the Coast Guard

As the Coast Guard commemorates the 50th anniversary of women’s integration into its ranks this month, hear from a few current Coast Guard women service members who provided a personal voice on the anniversary's significance.Name: CPO Erica PierreJob Title: Enlisted AdvisorUnit: Office of Diversity & Inclusion"To me, the 50th Anniversary of Women’s

Nov. 27, 2023

DEOCS Assessment Tool Transfers Offices

The Defense Organization Climate Survey (DEOCS), a congressionally mandated unit-level workplace assessment that collects information on unit climate, harassment and discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and other aspects of organizational culture, is transferring from the Civil Rights Directorate to the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support,

Oct. 30, 2023

Three Coast Guard Members Honored by LATINA Style

LATINA Style recognized three Coast Guard members as recipients of the 2023 LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award:  Petty Officer First Class Monserrat Lazaro Rivera, Intelligence Specialist, District 14,  Petty Officer Second Class Rosa Gomes Gavidia, Marine Science Technician, Sector Juneau  Lt. j.g. Melanie Arroyave, Recruitment

Sept. 28, 2023

Disability Rights Timeline

The Coast Guard recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) Month each October. This period serves as a reminder of the importance of creating inclusive work environments where all employees are valued and have equal opportunities to succeed.Throughout history, the pursuit of equity and access for individuals with disabilities has

Sept. 27, 2023

Empowering Change: Insights from the Department of Homeland Security Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Training Conference

In federal service, the commitment to fair employment practices has endured for 75 years, stemming from President Truman’s issuance of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981. This commitment found its epicenter at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Training Conference, held at the Transportation

May 31, 2023

Putting Passion into Action: Inspiring the Coast Guard’s Workforce of Tomorrow

“I have always believed in working hard to provide a safe and inclusive workplace where people enjoy coming to work,” states Capt. Eva Van Camp, Commander, Sector Long Island Sound, who has been a proud member of the Coast Guard since she graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1997. A Korean-American raised in the northeast, Van

Feb. 28, 2023

Solve Disagreements Early with Alternative Dispute Resolution

Aggrieved individuals can use the Coast Guard’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process as an avenue for resolving Equal Employment Opportunity/Equal Opportunity (EEO/EO) conflicts quickly and efficiently. In ADR, a trained, third-party neutral assists disputing parties in reaching a mutual settlement by using various informal techniques such

Feb. 21, 2023

Know Your Retaliation Protections

Federal laws and policies prohibit agencies and organizations from punishing employees and job applicants for reporting or participating in processes that address employment discrimination and harassment. This means that Coast Guard military members, civilians, and applicants for employment have legal and policy protections against retaliation if

Feb. 14, 2023

Managers and supervisors: Here are the do's and don'ts of retaliation

For management officials, receiving an Equal Employment Opportunity/Equal Opportunity (EEO/EO) complaint can be frustrating and may create tension within the workplace that ultimately affects mission readiness. Supervisors may want to confront the person who filed the complaint or take some sort of action against them. Don’t do it! Any actions