GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Washington, DC 20417
November 16, 2012
SUBJECT: General Services Administration (GSA) policy statement on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) (Full PDF Format)
1. Purpose. This order defines and prescribes GSA���s policy on EEO. This order updates GSA's long-standing commitment to provide a workplace free of unlawful discrimination in accordance with the laws, Executive Orders, regulations, policies, and guidance that prohibit discrimination in the Federal workplace.
2. Cancellation. This order cancels GSA Order ADM 2310.3, issued on October 1, 2011, which rescinded the memorandum, Equal Employment Opportunity at GSA, issued on January 4, 2011. This order also cancels the memorandum, Equal Employment Opportunity at GSA, issued on October 3, 2011.
3. Policy. It is the policy at GSA that:
a. All employees and applicants for employment with GSA are to be treated fairly and properly in accordance with the laws, regulations, Executive Orders, policies, and guidance that prohibit discrimination in the Federal workplace based on race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and sexual orientation involving transgender status/gender identity, sex stereotyping and sexual harassment), national origin, or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; age under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; disability (physical and mental) under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008; and genetic information under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In addition to the preceding claims that fall under the purview of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), all employees and applicants are to be treated equally without regard to their sexual orientation under Executive Order 13152 (signed May 2, 2000) and/or Executive Order 13087 (signed May 28, 1998); parental status under Executive Order 13152 (signed May 2, 2000); and/or marital status and/or political affiliation under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
b. Fair and speedy resolution of differences and disputes will be actively pursued. Discriminatory conduct will not be condoned nor tolerated in any of its forms in GSA programs and activities.
c. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including removal action, against any employee determined to have violated any EEO or related statute and/or this policy.
d. It is strictly voluntary for the aggrieved person/complainant to participate in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If ADR is offered and accepted by the aggrieved person/complainant, it is mandatory for management to participate in ADR unless the Associate Administrator for Civil Rights determines ADR would be inappropriate.