Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Military Equal Opportunity (EO) programs formulate, direct and sustain our comprehensive effort to maximize human potential. Our programs aim to ensure fair treatment for all persons in our organization, both military and civilian, basing personnel actions solely on merit and capability in support of readiness.
Military commanders must lead by example to sustain a positive EO climate in their units. Specifically, the goals of the EO program are to:
- Provide Equal Opportunity for military personnel and family members, both on and off post, within the limits of applicable law.
- Create and sustain effect units by eliminating discriminatory behavior or practices that undermine teamwork, cohesion, mutual respect, loyalty and shared sacrifice of our service members and their families
- Provide a means to resolve EO disputes to the satisfaction of all parties
- When necessary, provide a mechanism whereby an individual can request formal resolution for an unresolved EO dispute, in accordance with relevant command policies, such as CNGBI 9601.01.
The focus of the Equal Employment Opportunity program is to ensure that our non-military employees are treated fairly and within the bounds of the law. As a federal agency, our EEO program is built in accordance with 29 CFR 1614 and other federal guidance. Our agency will not use as basis for personnel action an individual’s status within a protected class. The EEO Office is also responsible for addressing complaints of sexual harassment within our agency.
When dealing with technicians or applicants for a technician position, supervisors will:
- Lead by example
- Provide Equal Employment Opportunity, without using an individual’s status in a protected class (such as race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability or prior EEO activity) as the basis for any employment action (such as selection, termination, compensation, job assignment, and others)
- Provide a workplace that is free from sexual harassment.
- Provide a workplace that is free from bullying, hazing and other forms of harassment.
- Ensure that technicians have adequate training on EEO
- Post EEO staff contact info in a conspicuous location in the workplace.
What can EEO/EO do for you?
The EEO & EO teams are here to support our agency. If you:
- Have questions about an incident
- Are the victim of unlawful discrimination (Military or Civilian)
- Are the victim of sexual harassment
- Would like to request training for your unit or workplace within the Arizona National Guard
- Need access to training aids, such as posters, slide decks or other materials
- Need policy guidance on an EEO or EO issue
- Please contact anyone on the EEO or EO team with your concerns, and we will assist as best we can.
Current EEO & EO Personnel
Ms. Celeste Snyder,
State Equal Employment Manager
Mr. Anthony Castorina
Equal Employment Specialist (Technicians)
LTC Jayson Lutes, HREO (Army EO)
SFC Renee Villegas, (Army EO)
2d Lt Erin Hopper, (162nd Air EO)
VACANT (161st Air EO)
Contact Ms. Snyder if you’re a service member in the 161st and you’re interested in supporting your unit by being an Equal Opportunity Advisor