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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 American Indian Heritage Month

"Standing Together"

 (1 – 30 November 2017)

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month") have been issued each year since 1994.

Native Nations made treaties with one another long before Europeans came to the Western Hemisphere. The United States began making treaties with Native Peoples because they were independent nations. Some of these treaties still define mutual obligations between the United States and Indian Nations. The eight treaties featured in Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations are representative of the approximately 374 that were ratified between the United States and Native Nations.

Many Native Americans have volunteered to serve in conflicts from World War II to Iraq.  Few encountered any overt prejudice while in uniform, though Navajo Code Talkers were sometimes mistaken by their own men for Japanese soldiers. But as one code talker recalled, Navajos had a chance to prove wrong the bigots back home; the military prized them for speaking their own language. For all American Indian veterans, the honor of defending their country overrode all other considerations. During November, the National Guard and other federal agencies celebrate the contribution of Native Americans in our nation's identity, history, diversity and strength.


 

References:

https://www.deomi.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/

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Special Observance:

Veterans Day

(11 November 2017)

 

Veterans Day is an official federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11th, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into eff



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