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EEO is for EVERYONE (not solely for protected groups); it’s the LAW!
If you are New York National Guard technician or military personnel, applicant for technician or military employment, and feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM) office for assistance.
|Independence Day - (July 4th)|
On the 237th anniversary of our independence from Great Britain, here are some fun facts about the Fourth of July to share with your friends and family:
John Hancock - President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature — hence the term John Hancock, which is still used today as a synonym for signature.
A Truly Young Nation - The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina. The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.
An Act of Treason - After signing the Declaration, John Hancock remarked that Congress must now “all hang together”. Benjamin Franklin replied, “Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
Enjoy Your Day Off Without Pay - Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. (In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday)
Our Nation Has Grown - There were an estimated 2.5 million people living in the newly independent nation in 1776. Total U.S. population in 2014 was over 318 million.
The Liberty Bell Tap - Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
Local 4th of July Events:
Empire State Plaza Fireworks July 4th
Fireworks in the Saratoga Springs Area Fire Works
July 4th Celebration at Clifton Park Commons
Women’s Equality Day
“Celebrating Women’s Rights to Vote”
(26 August 2015)
Women’s Equality Day commemorates American women achieving full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. This historic event was the culmination of a massive civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848. The women’s suffrage amendment was introduced for the first time to the U.S. Congress on January 10, 1878.
Over the following decades, the suffragists spent their time lobbying states to have the amendment ratified by the required two-thirds of the states:
DEOCS Training Slides
NY National Guard Complaint Activity:
New York is proud to post the record of its compliance with the “Notification and Federal Employment Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act” (No FEAR Act):