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Equal Employment Program protects each of us from discrimination in employment, promotion, training and other personnel actions regardless of race, color, religion, gender including sexual harassment, national origin, age, mental and/or physical disability, or reprisal (for participating in protected EEO activity).

Who is covered?

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.

Special Observance

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


(1 - 31 October 2016)

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.  "#InclusionWorks" has been chosen as the theme for 2016's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announced that this year’s theme seeks to inspire social media awareness of workers with disabilities.

In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau found 1 in 5 Americans having a disability.  Many of these individuals showed depression and anxiety due to the disability interfering with their ordinary activities. People with disabilities are our fellow citizens and family members. It goes without saying that if their disabilities become obstacles or hindering factors to personal success, then the impact would be weighty for their families and the whole nation. Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, National Guard observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October in order to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities. In this month activities in different federal and state agencies aim to reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities....

10 facts from the World Health Organization:

1.  Over a billion people live with some form of disability.

2.  Disability disproportionately affects vulnerable populations. 

3.  People with disabilities often do not receive needed health care.

4.  Children with disabilities are less likely to attend school than non-disabled children.

5.  People with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people.

6.  People with disabilities are vulnerable to poverty.

7.  Rehabilitation helps to maximize functioning and support independence.

8.  People with disabilities can live and participate in the community.

9.  Disabling barriers can be overcome.

10.  The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities promotes, protects and ensures the human rights for all the people with disabilities.










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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):


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