U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
BETH F. COBERT
JENNY R. YANG
HISPANICS IN THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE
In light of the persistent low representation of Hispanic/Latinos in the Federal workforce, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) agree with a recommendation from the Hispanic Council on Federal Employment (HCFE), that Federal agencies with at least 1,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) should conduct a more focused barrier analysis on Hispanic employment. This analysis should focus on employees at the GS-12 through Senior Executive Service (SES) levels to identify and eradicate any barriers to equal employment opportunity (EEO), consistent with the merit system principles and applicable laws.
OPM and EEOC are jointly urging agencies to take this action in light of the principles and commitments articulated in Executive Order 13583, Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce, the recommendations of the HCFE, and EEOC Management Directive (MD) 715 to remove barriers to EEO in the Federal workplace.
Specifically, this memorandum encourages all Federal agencies with at least 1,000 FTEs to conduct a barrier analysis on Hispanic/Latino employment at the GS-12 through SES levels at the component reporting level. This analysis should be conducted as part of agencies' regular EEO planning and reporting requirements under EEOC MD-715. Any analysis undertaken by an agency in response to this memorandum, and any corrective strategies implemented as a result of the analysis should be included in the agency's submission to EEOC through FEDSEP due on January 31, 2018. The barrier analysis should consist of as many of the following elements as are relevant to each specific agency:
Thank you for your continuing commitment to EEO, diversity and inclusion in the Federal Government.
cc: Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO), Deputy CHCO's, HR Directors, EEO Directors, and Diversity and Inclusion Directors
 Available in Agency MD-715 data table A1
 Available in Agency Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP) Reports
 Available in Agency Applicant Flow Analyses
 Available in Agency MD-715 data table A7, A11
 Available in agency MD-715 data table A9, A14
 Available in agency MD-715 data table A12
 Available in agency FEVS results: Employee Satisfaction, Engagement Index, Inclusion Quotient