National Outreach Program for Diversity and Inclusion

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Black Employment Program


The Black Employment Program (BEP) was established as an integral part of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program to assure inclusion of Black/African American employees and job applicants in all occupations and career levels of employment at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


  • To identify and eliminate recruitment and employment inequities, which may adversely affect Black/African American employees and applicants.
  • To identify areas with less than expected participation rates of Black/African Americans in developmental programs within the FAA.


Within the framework of the FAA's EEO program, the BEP will address employment concerns of Black/African Americans regardless of color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age (40 or older), disability status, retaliation, and genetic information (including family medical history).


  • Supports the FAA’s mission by providing leadership advice and assistance to management officials in addressing employment barriers (e.g., recruitment, training, retention, upward mobility, career counseling, mentoring, detail, and promotional opportunities) that may disproportionately affect the full representation and utilization of Black/African American employees and job applicants in relation to Federal employment policies and practices.
  • Assist the Office of Civil Rights with planning to help eliminate the under-representation of Black/African American employees and job applicants in all occupations and career levels of employment.
  • Promotes accomplishments of Black/African Americans, educates stakeholders of employment barriers and problems affecting the community, and recommends effective strategies and solutions.
  • Identifies issues, examines policies, and develops proposals, recommendations, and strategies towards resolving systemic issues.
  • Advises management and other stakeholders on matters pertaining to employment, development, advancement, and retention of Black/African Americans.
  • Maintains oversight of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program.  Establishes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to monitor and track all outreach events, and internship fiscal goal reporting requirements.
  • Performs targeted outreach to Black/African American communities and educational institutions.
  • Establishes partnerships with Black/African American local and national organizations.
  • Serves as the primary source of information regarding the program

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2024