Diversity and Inclusion Programs
We value a smart, diverse workforce and support a number of programs to help attract, develop, and retain the best talent regardless of race, national origin, gender, physical abilities, or age.
The OCC's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) administers the employee network groups that support diversity and inclusion throughout the agency.
Employee Network Groups (ENG)
In addition to official special emphasis month programs, employees also participate in network groups that support diversity throughout the agency.
Coalition of African-American Regulatory Employees (CARE)
Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA)
Network of Asian Pacific Americans (NAPA)
The Women's Network (TWN)
Veterans Employee Network (VEN)
These networks offer support and camaraderie while promoting agency diversity and inclusion efforts. Throughout the year, they sponsor numerous events and activities, including annual observations of months dedicated to celebrating the contributions and heritage of these diverse groups.
ENG liaisons work in partnership with the OMWI office to advance the special emphasis programs and support the agency’s diversity and inclusion objectives. To learn more about the OCC’s seven ENGs, contact Betty Washington, Program Manager, at (713) 336-4350.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The OCC is dedicated to ensuring equal opportunity for all applicants. All decisions regarding employment, including selection, promotion, employee development and salary, are made solely on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected genetic information, sexual orientation, parental status, or other non-merit factors. Absent an undue hardship, OCC will provide reasonable accommodation for a qualified applicant with a disability. Read more on OCC Equal Employment Opportunities. Also, to learn more about the OCC’s EEO Program, under the direction, of its EEO Director (Executive Director for OMWI) contact their office on (202) 649-6460; TTY: (800) 877-8339 (via a relay service).