Women's and Fair Practices Manuals and Forms



Who We Are and What We Do!

Includes information about the role of the National Vice President of WFP, the respective mission of each Department, the important services that each Department provides, and how the Human Rights Committee (HRC) is incorporated within WFP to provide the Federation with better access to the programs of the Departments.

Basics of EEO: Protected Classes

Dives into the federal statutes that protect employees from discrimination in the workplace, and discusses each of the 9 protected EEO classes in detail. This module ends with a series of brief quizzes to help solidify the distinguishing characteristics of various protected classes.

Process & Timelines

Overviews the types of EEO complaints in the federal sector, the stages of the complaint process, associated deadlines, the types of outcomes, and the appeal process. 

Theories of Discrimination

Explains what we mean by “theories of discrimination” and describes what type of illegal discrimination falls under each category, or “theory”, of discrimination: disparate treatment, disparate impact, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, reasonable accommodation, and retaliation. 

Diversity & Inclusion

An introductory overview of the field of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including: historical context and timeline, the distinction between “diversity” and “inclusion”, and modern focus on systemic/societal influences.

Protected EEO Activity & Retaliation

This flyer includes information about protected EEO activities and how to spot retaliation including protected activities, who is protected, examples, definitions, the laws used protect people, and how to prove retaliation.

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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