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Hispanic Employment Program

MISSION & VISION

The purpose of the Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) is to ensure that Hispanics have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of Federal employment, address the under representation of Hispanics, eliminate discriminatory barriers, monitor merit promotions, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) complaints, and all personnel activities that impact hiring, development and recognition. As an ancillary function, the HEP assists in creating cultural awareness. DLA Land and Maritime HEP is under the auspices of the EEO Office. The HEP consists of a manager and coordinator, responsible for the implementation of the program, and committee members that provide support to our endeavors. Our program success depends on the quality, commitment, and support of management at all levels.

AUTHORITY

The Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) is an integral part of the Federal government-wide Equal Employment Opportunity Program under the authority of Executive Order 11478 (1969). The following executive orders and statutes apply to all Federal employees and provide statutory basis for the HEP.

  • Civil Rights Act 1964 (P.L. 88-352), as amended
  • Executive Order 11246, September 24, 1965
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1972 (P.L. 92-261)
  • Title 5, U.S. Code 7201, 5 C.F.R. Part 720-2, September 19, 1979

HISTORY

On November 5, 1970, President Richard Nixon formally established "The Sixteen Point Program." The name of the program highlighted the sixteen major employment issues presented in the original Presidential Directive. On January 23, 1973, the program was renamed "Spanish-Speaking Program" to emphasize the bilingual skills, and on February 28, 1978, the program was again renamed to what it is known as today, the "Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)."

VISION

To become an employer of choice for the Hispanic/Latino community.

MISSION

The HEP aspires to:

  • Promote and encourage professional development and leadership skills
  • Eliminate discriminatory barriers and foster an environment of inclusion
  • Increase cultural awareness, mutual respect and understanding
  • Be an advocate for recruitment, hiring and retention of Hispanics/Latinos

CORE VALUES

  • Respect
  • Unity
  • Traditions
  • Commitment
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