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Special Emphasis Programs

This Web page includes links to programs of special emphasis to equal opportunity and diversity. If you have questions about any of the programs, please contact Michelle Crockett at or (301) 713-9882.



Federally Employed Women. Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a private membership organization working as a constructive pressure group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.

Blacks in Government Web Site. Blacks In Government (BIG) is a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote equity in all aspects of American life, excellence in public service, and opportunity for all Americans.

NOAA Chapter of Blacks In Government. The NOAA Chapter of Blacks In Government is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Hispanics Employment Program.The Hispanic Employment Program was established to focus specific attention on the needs of Hispanic Americans in all areas of federal employment. This Web site includes information about Hispanic culture, activities, employment, recruitment, speakers and other helpful information.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council serves as an interagency association within the federal and District of Columbia governments, providing a focus for over thirty ethnically distinct groups originating from Asian and Pacific regions.

American Indian Program Council. The American Indian Program Council (AIPC) is a subcommittee concerned with the recruitment, retention, and visibility of American Indians in the federal workforce. Numerous local federal agencies designate representatives to serve on the Council. Non-designated federal employees and community members interested in furthering the goals of the AIPC are welcome to participate. Visit the Web site to learn more. is the federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and many others.

Federal Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees of the Federal Government. Federal Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees of the Federal Government, or Federal GLOBE works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the federal government based on sexual orientation.

Commerce GLOBE. Commerce GLOBE is designed to foster a supportive, inclusive, discrimination-free work environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their heterosexual allies.


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