Women's and Fair Practices Manuals and Forms

Fighting Discrimination in the Federal Government

Discrimination is the act of treating or considering an individual based on their protected class other than his or her merit. This manual helps members understand the EEO process and how they can fight discrimination in the workplace. 

An AFGE Handbook for Local Women’s and Fair Practices Coordinators

Once you have been appointed or elected a Local Women’s Coordinator and/or Fair Practices Coordinator, this is the manual you should read first. This manual details the work of the Women’s and Fair Practices Departments and how Coordinators fit into the AFGE’s Human Rights Network to promote civil, human, women and workers’ rights issues.

Rights of Individuals with Disabilities

This guide focuses on employees’ equal employment opportunity rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and anti-discrimination laws. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits the federal government from discriminating against applicants and employees with disabilities.

Stop Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment occurs when someone bothers you in a sexual way because of your gender and that behavior affects your job or your job environment. This manual provides valuable information regarding sexual harassment and what you can do to stop it.

Family Friendly/Medical Leave and FMLA

Every person will at one point face birth, death, or serious illness, whether it is through their own experience or those of a loved one. FMLA and DCFMLA were intended to benefit workers but they can be confusing. This manual provides an overall view of the different laws and regulations governing AFGE members working throughout large and small agencies.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a worker health and safety issue that impacts the well-being of not just our membership, but the workplace as a whole. This manual will help Locals provide a safe and workable environment for members who may be experiencing domestic violence.

Accounting for Equal Employment Opportunity under EEOC MD-715

Management Directive 715 (MD 715) is an annual report that requires agencies to take affirmative actions to identify and remove any barriers to equal employment opportunities of all federal workers. MD 715 has the stated intent to ensure that all employees and applicants for employment enjoy equality of opportunity in the federal workplace regardless of race, sex, or disability. Agency heads should be held responsible for the state of equal opportunity in her or her agency. This manual will give you a better understanding of this directive.

Transgender Employees Model Policy 

AFGE has developed a sample policy that your local can use as the basis for negotiating with your agency over an inclusive policy to ensure transgender, gender non-conforming, and transitioning employees feel safe and welcome in your workplace.

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