Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Office

DEIA
The  DEIA Office's mission focus is to “Strive to Attract, Recruit, Develop, and Retain a high quality, diverse Total Force, ensuring a culture of inclusion in order to leverage the diversity of the nation for strategic advantage in Air Force, Joint Service, and Coalition Partner Operations.”



Affirmative Employment & Disability Program

The Affirmative Employment Program is implemented to ensure equal opportunity in all personnel administration and management matters throughout the employment lifecycle, including recruitment, outreach, hiring, retention, training, development, promotions, awards, and separations. This program strives to ensure the Air Force is proactively recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Email: 75ABW.DEIA.Workflow@us.af.mil

The Disability Program Management communicates the needs of individuals with disabilities and information relevant to ensuring Air Force compliance with Disability Programs, employment initiatives and federal law. 

  • A Reasonable Accommodation is an adjustment or alteration that enables a qualified person with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties, or enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment. Reasonable accommodation referenced under AFI 36-2710 Ch. 13.
    • Qualified Individual with a Disability is an individual with a physical or mental impairment, or a record of having such impairment, that substantially limits one or more major life activities, who can, with or without reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of the position that the individual holds or desires. A qualified individual with a disability does not include any employee or applicant who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs.
  • Schedule A is Excepted Service Appointing Authorities covered under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u), for hiring people with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. This excepted authority assists with appointing persons with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. Such individuals may qualify for conversion to permanent status after two years of satisfactory service. Sever physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy, dwarfism, and more.
    • Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (11) for hiring readers, interpreters, and personal assistants. This excepted authority assists to appoint readers, interpreters, and personal assistants for employees with severe disabilities as reasonable accommodations.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program - Employs eligible college students and recent graduates with disabilities in internships and permanent jobs.
  • Disability Retirement – If your disability occurs while employed in a position subject to FERS, because of a disease or injury, for useful and efficient service in your current position. The length of the disability expected to last at least one year. Your agency must certify that it is unable to accommodate your disabling medical condition in your present position and that it has considered you for any vacant position in the same agency at the same grade/pay level, within the same commuting area, for which you are qualified for reassignment. There is no minimum age but have to have 18 months of service years. 

Email: 75ABW.DEIA.RA@us.af.mil

DAFI 36-2710, Equal Opportunity Program

Schedule A/Wounded Warrior Repository Registration

Resource Advocacy

The Resource Advocate will lead strategic communication and utilize other tools to educate and highlight diversity and inclusion at the individual, organizational, and operational levels, to include reviewing and approving all DEIA training and marketing material at the installation level, conducting trainings, briefings and consultations related to anti-harassment, bullying, Diversity & Inclusion and related topics . The Resource Advocate will assist employees and the chain of command take the appropriate steps to mitigate and eliminate all forms of harassment and workplace bullying.

AFI 36-7001, Diversity and Inclusion

DoDI 1020.03 Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Services    

DoDI 1020.04 Harassment Prevention and Response for DoD Civilian Employees  

Equal Opportunity

The Equal Opportunity Branch will work to ensure equal opportunity compliance, provide proactive human relations services, and champion Air Force policy of zero tolerance for unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment for all agency employees, Air Force members, and tenants. 

Complaint Process Flow Chart

Contact DEIA

Main Office:
7437 Sixth Street Bldg. 430
Hill Air Force Base, Utah 84056
801-586-0296

EO Office:
5731 E Avenue Bldg. 460
Hill Air Force Base, Utah 84056
801-777-4856 

VISION:
To attract, recruit, develop and retain an unrivaled, diverse workforce while ensuring a culture of equity, inclusion, and accessibility