Women and Fair Practices

Register for the Women's and Fair Practices Departments Diversity Week

Registration for our 2nd Annual Diversity Week is now open! This year’s Diversity Week will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis, August 23 – 29. The Y.O.U.N.G. Training Summit will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd & 24th. The Pride Training Summit will be held on that Monday, August 25th. The Human Rights Training will begin that Tuesday, August 26th and conclude on Friday, August 29th.

You can find registration for the conferences at https://www.afge.org/Index.cfm?Page=Conferences.

Women's and Fair Practices

Under the leadership of the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices, the Women's and Fair Practices Departments are devoted to promoting the civil, human, women's and workers' rights of federal and D.C. government workers. The departments support and implement the priorities of AFGE in four program areas that include: education and training, member mobilization/organizing, representation through litigation and legislative/political action.

Education and Training

The Women’s and Fair Practices Departments focus on strengthening the education and training component of our program, highlighting the importance of the Coordinator structure and the EEO process.  We share our EEO training with Districts, Councils and Locals throughout the year.  Our departments are also proud to hold the Human Rights Training Conference every year besides convention year.  The Human Rights Training Conference is one of AFGE’s largest training conferences where the focus is on civil, human, women and workers’ rights.

Member Mobilization/Organizing

The Women's and Fair Practices Departments support a broad spectrum of issues of priority to today's working families such as Family/medical leave, nursing mothers, sexual harassment, domestic violence, young worker engagement, LGBT rights, and voter protection.

Representation through Litigation

The Women’s and Fair Practices Departments respond to thousands of telephone and e-mail inquiries from Local presidents, coordinators, stewards and complainants regarding the EEO complaint process, anti-discrimination laws and overall workplace concerns. In protecting government workers from discrimination, the departments not only work on individual cases, but also write policy recommendations and work on issues of importance to AFGE members. The Fair Practices Department has accepted many cases for direct representation from across the nation that meets our criteria.

Legislative/Political Action

The Women’s and Fair Practices Departments support the legislative and political priorities of AFGE and additionally have always made voter protection a priority.  Other key legislative issues of priority are voter ID, non-discrimination, paid parental leave, equal pay and any other laws dealing with equality and fair treatment for all people. 

WFP Department

Contact Us

(202) 639-6417 Phone
(202) 347-4235 Legal Fax Number
(202) 639-4107 WFP Department Faxes

eeo@afge.org
young@afge.org
afgepride@afge.org

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