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Civil Rights News | June 10, 2021

Coast Guard Maintains a High Grade on Annual Civil Rights Report Card

The Coast Guard earned a 97.44% compliance rate on its FY20 Management Directive 715 (MD-715) measures. Every year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires all federal agencies to review their EEO program, policies and practices, and conduct analyses of their workforce demographics in accordance with MD-715.

This activity involves 156 measures which assist federal agencies in determining if they meet the Six Essential Elements of a Model EEO Program as described by the EEOC. These elements consist of 1) Demonstrated Commitment from Agency Leadership, 2) Integration of EEO into the Agency’s Strategic Mission, 3) Management and Program Accountability, 4) Proactive Prevention of Unlawful Discrimination, 5) Efficiency, and 6) Responsiveness and Legal Compliance.

The Coast Guard achieved 100% compliancy in elements 1, 4, and 6. Of the 156 measures, four were unmet within the Coast Guard. As such, the working group has developed action plans to bring the four unmet markers into compliance. Other reporting highlights include 1) the Coast Guard has participation across all racial groups required for reporting and 2) exceeding the EEOC’s goals for the hiring, retention, and advancement of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD) in the permanent workforce.

The Coast Guard’s FY20 EEO efforts continues to strengthen the Service’s commitment to ensuring a respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce free of discrimination.

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Coast Guard FY20 MD-715
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