Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Mission Statement:

The EEO Office supports the three pillars in the agency's strategic plan, by ensuring all employees are afforded an opportunity to work in an environment free from discrimination based on: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), genetic information, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information and reprisal.

As our agency continues to strive in becoming a model employer, we empower our diverse workforce to be ready and responsive by meeting and exceeding the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office:

The role of the Virginia National Guard Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office is to: serve as a neutral party to civilian complainants and supervisors, develop and implement policy procedures, provide regulatory guidance as it pertains to filing an EEO complaint, educating the Virginia National Guard workforce on the EEO complaint process, sexual harassment in the workplace and various training (i.e. Supervisor/New Hire/Focus Groups, Reasonable Accommodation), identify and removing workplace barriers and offer alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and mediation services.

Role of the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM):

The position's purpose is to provide guidance and advice to the Adjutant General, senior commanders and managers on statutory requirements relating to the entire Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Military Equal Opportunity (EO) Program. The SEEM is the principal point of contact with the National Guard Bureau's Office of Equal Opportunity and the local office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

For more information, please contact the Virginia National Guard Equal Employment Office:

State Equal Employment Manger, Virginia National Guard
6090 Strathmore Rd. Bldg. 430, Suite 151
Richmond, VA 23297
O: (804) 236-7739
M: (434) 480-6983


Command Policy 15-016, Sexual harassment Prevention Policy

Command Policy 18-002 Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity Policy

Command Policy 19-0003 Anti-Harrassment & Prohibition of Harrassing Conduct in the Workplace