The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a new computer-based training initiative for federal agencies and stakeholders as part of its broader efforts to improve the federal sector complaint process. The training is being conducted through the use of a state-of-the-art CD-ROM that provides comprehensive information and interactive instruction to federal employees, managers, and others involved in the federal EEO process. The CD is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

"This innovative CD-ROM will allow all of those with a stake in the federal sector EEO process to receive valuable computer-based training wherever and whenever it is needed," said Commission Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, "which, in turn, will help ensure that the EEO process is fair, effective, and efficient for federal workers and managers alike. Computer-based training will move us closer to creating a model federal workplace."

The CD-ROM, entitled Sailing Through the Federal Sector EEO Process, is being issued by EEOC to federal agencies and stakeholders. It contains innovative features such as audio narration, sizable text, and keyboard alternatives, which make it fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. In addition to the training information, the CD also includes additional reference material on the federal sector program, including sections of the Code of Federal Regulations governing the federal sector complaint process (29 C.F.R. Part 1614), and the implementing guidance covering the federal sector regulations and EEO process (EEOC Management Directive 110).

Additional information about the computer-based training can be obtained by contacting EEOC's Office of Federal Operations by e-mail at

EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older; sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; and the Rehabilitation Act's prohibitions against disability discrimination in the federal government. Further information about the Commission is available on its Web site at

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