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Management Directive 715 (MD-715)

MD 715, which reflects recent and significant changes in the law, including recent Supreme Court decisions, supersedes earlier EEOC management directives and related interpretative memoranda on this subject and provides new guidance on the elements of legally compliant Title VII (of the Civil Rights Act) and Rehabilitation Act programs.

This directive requires agencies to take appropriate steps to ensure that all employment decisions are free from discrimination. It also sets forth the standards by which EEOC will review the sufficiency of agency Title VII and Rehabilitation Act programs, which include periodic agency self-assessments and the removal of barriers to free and open workplace competition.

ODI has compiled a list of resources aimed at assisting EEO and diversity professionals in preparing this new directive.

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Related GAO Reports:

  • GAO-06-214:Equal Employment Opportunity: Improved Coordination Needed between EEOC and OPM in Leading Federal Workplace EEO
  • GAO-05-90:Diversity Management: Expert-Identified Leading Practices and Agency Examples
  • GAO-05-195: Equal Employment Opportunity: The Policy Framework in the Federal Workplace and the Roles of EEOC and OPM
  • GAO-03-34:Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over
  • GAO-02-665R: Sexual-Orientation-Based Employment Discrimination: State and Federal Status
  • GGD-93-45R: Monetary Payments in Federal EEO Cases
  • GAO-06-832: The Federal Workforce - Additional Insights Could Enhance Agency Efforts Related to Hispanic Representation