National Outreach Program for Diversity and Inclusion

Federal Women's Program

The Federal Women's Program (FWP) ensures that women receive equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, training, and advancement in Federal employment. The FWP manager advises managers and external organizations regarding equal employment opportunities (EEO) for women.

In 1967, Executive Order 11375 added sex to other prohibited forms of discrimination in Federal employment. In response, in 1969, the U.S. Civil Service Commission released Executive Order 11478, which brought the FWP into the overall EEO Program.

From 1972 until the end of 1994, Federal regulations required agencies to designate a FWP manager to advise their EEO directors on matters affecting the employment and advancement of women. Federal EEO laws and regulations now direct Federal agencies to designate special emphasis program managers, including FWP managers, as necessary to carry out required EEO functions.

Contact Information

Gioia Albi
FAA Federal Women's Program Manager

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