Mission Statement:

    Air Force Academy strives to accomplish its mission by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that could prevent Air Force members from rising to their highest potential. Air Force Academy policies are in place to ensure the organizations conduct their affairs free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. The policies also provide for equal opportunity and treatment for all members irrespective of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or in the case of civilian employees, age and handicapping conditions except as prescribed by statue or policy.

    To ensure that the Air Force Academy personnel management policy, to provide equal opportunity in employment, is carried out in a manner that is free from unlawful discrimination; to process all complaints of discrimination in a fair, timely, complete and equitable manner; to provide awareness about the advantages of maintaining of a workplace free of unlawful discrimination.


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion. Prohibits reprisal/retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing any unlawful employment practice covered by Title VII.
    Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.    
    Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides additional remedies for intentional discrimination and unlawful harassment in the work place.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act
(ADEA) prohibits discrimination in employment based on age (40 years of age and older).

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 501
Requires federal agencies to make reasonable accommodation for known limitations of federal qualified disabled applicants or employees.

Equal Pay and Compensation Discrimination Act
Prohibits employers from paying employees of one sex less wages than those of the opposite sex and defines equal work as the jobs being compared require equal skill, effort and responsibility, and are performed under similar working conditions.

29 C.F.R. 1614, Part IV - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title 29
Governs the processing of federal sector discrimination complaints (effective 1 Oct 92).

Management Directive (MD - 110) - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Directive for 29 C.F.R. 1614 incorporates Title 29 CFR, Part 1614.

Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-1201, Discrimination Complaints incorporates Title 29 CFR, Part 1614 and EEOC MD 110.
Provides guidance for Department of the Air Force for the administrative processing of EEO complaints.

Air Force No FEAR Act Data
The No FEAR Act provides protection against retaliation for disclosing possible violations of fraud, waste, and abuse. The Act requires federal agencies to post on their websites a summary of statistical data relating to EEO complaints filed with the agency. Click "No FEAR Act Data" under the Air Force Links column.