EEO MD-715 Reporting and Due Date
In accordance with EEOC guidelines, the requirement to file an EEOC FORM 715-01 applies to all covered federal departments and agencies regardless of size. The heads of all covered departments and agencies are responsible for preparing and submitting department/agency-wide annual fiscal year status reports. EEOC FORM 715-01 is due by January 31st following the end of the fiscal year that is being reported.
Due to the timeliness in staffing the MD-715 report for the Chief's signature and submission to the EEOC NLT 31 January following the end of the of the fiscal year reporting perioid, all HQ USACE EEO offices will have their perspective Division/District offices MD-715 Report completed, signed by the Commander, and certified in the MD-715 Reporter NLT 1 DEC each year.
The Model EEO Program
When establishing a model EEO program, an agency should incorporate into the design a structure for effective management, accountability and self-analysis which will ensure program success and compliance with EEO MD-715. Agency personnel programs and policies should be evaluated regularly to ascertain whether such programs have any barriers that tend to limit or restrict equitable opportunities for open competition in the workplace.
EEO MD-715 divides the essential elements of model agency EEO programs into six broad categories, as listed below. These six elements serve as the foundation upon which each agency shall build its program. The following describes each essential element and provides samples of the self-assessment inquiries that an agency should employ to determine whether its EEO program is properly established and compliant with the EEO MD-715 standards. An agency should review its EEO and personnel programs, policies and performance standards against all six elements to identify where their EEO program can become more effective.
- Demonstrated commitment from agency leadership;
- Integration of EEO into the agency's strategic mission;
- Management and program accountability;
- Proactive prevention of unlawful discrimination;
- Efficiency; and
- Responsiveness and legal compliance.