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Director's Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity in the U.S. Marshals Service


As Director of the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency, I want to reaffirm that I am committed to leading an environment that promotes equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The U.S. Marshals Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender-identity, age, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, status as a parent, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

This memorandum applies to all conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection, promotion, training, awards, and compensation. Managers and supervisors have the responsibility and are accountable for fostering and maintaining a discrimination-free work environment by ensuring their practices are fair, equitable, and appropriate.

All employees have the duty to understand and identify any unlawful conduct, as well as to maintain a workplace free of discriminatory practices. All employees or applicants who feel they have experienced discriminatory practices are expected to make a good faith, constructive effort to quickly resolve any issues or concerns brought forward in the equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint process. Employees and applicants are free to raise any equal employment opportunity issues or concerns, and/or to participate in the EEO complaint process without fear of retaliation or reprisal. The U.S. Marshals Service employs a "zero tolerance" policy for any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment, retaliation, or reprisal. Any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against or subject to harassment should contact the Office of equal employment opportunity within 45 days of the alleged incident.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of equal employment opportunity at (703) 740-8500.

Donald W. Washington