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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 administers the employee network groups that support diversity and inclusion throughout the agency.

Employee Network Groups (ENG)

In addition to official programs, employees also participate in network groups that support diversity throughout the agency.

Coalition of African-American Regulatory Employees (CARE)
CARE promotes education and career development of employees, while working to identify and overcome barriers that may hinder professional development.

Generational Crossroads
The Generational Crossroads ENG is focused on bringing generational awareness to the workplace by leveraging and providing support to OCC’s multi-generational workforce.

Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA)
HOLA is an employee resource group that supports the advancement and career development of its members by raising awareness of issues relevant to Hispanic employees, and celebrates Hispanic culture and the contributions of Hispanic employees to the agency.

Network of Asian Pacific Americans (NAPA)
NAPA supports the recruitment, development, and retention of Asian Pacific American employees and promotes awareness and understanding of the Asian Pacific American culture and heritage.

PRIDE promotes recognition and respect for diversity to create a workplace environment that values all employees, regardless of sexual orientation.

The Women's Network (TWN)
TWN fosters a work environment that attracts and retains women in the OCC.

Veterans Employee Network (VEN)
The Veterans Employee Network (VEN) is an employee network group, founded in 2017, that focuses on recruiting, onboarding, leveraging and supporting OCC military veterans and reservists. Additionally, VEN supports OCC employees who have family members who are veterans or currently serve as active duty or reservist military, and employees who support military service members.

These networks offer support and camaraderie while promoting agency diversity. 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.

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.