Welcome to the Pine Bluff Arsenal EEO Web Page

 Our Focus 

EEO Vision Statement

     It is the vision of the PBA EEO Office to create and maintain a barrier-free work environment where employees and qualified applicants have the freedom and opportunity to compete and participate to the fullest extent possible, at all levels within the organization; the byproduct of which being a organization strengthened by its diversity and empowered by its commitment to effective equal employment opportunity.

EEO Mission Statement

     The Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office is an integral part of the agency linked to and supporting of the agency’s mission in efforts to create an equitable work environment for individuals and groups to work free from unlawful forms of discrimination. The PBA EEO Office promotes equal opportunity in hiring, advancement, training and treatment of employees and applicants for employment to ensure each individual has equal opportunity and access to engage in fair competition for employment opportunities and other programs administered by the Army. This includes advocating change to overcome barriers that restrict equal employment opportunity for women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

      It is the duty of the EEO Office to provide technical and professional support, advice, counsel, training, and guidance to the PBA workforce in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and all applicable EEO regulatory guidelines which safeguard the workplace from discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, and reprisal.

ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA)

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act

      The ADAAA focuses on the discrimination at issue instead of the individual's disability. It makes important changes to the definition of the term "disability" by rejecting the holdings in several Supreme Court decisions and portions of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) ADA regulations. The Act retains the ADA's basic definition of "disability" as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. However, it changes the way that the statutory terms should be interpreted.  ›› More details

Management Directive (MD) 715

What is the MD-715?

The intent of the MD-715 is to ensure all employees and applicants for employment enjoy equality of opportunity in the federal workplace. A self-assessment is conducted and potential barriers are identified and addressed.  ›› More details

Reasonable Accommodation

What is reasonable accommodation?

     A request for reasonable accommodation is a statement that an individual needs an adjustment or change at work, in the application process, or in a benefit or privilege of employment for a reason related to a disability. The reasonable accommodation process begins as soon as the request for accommodation is made.

Management's Responsibility

Army has specific policies and procedures management must follow when trying to accommodate an applicant or employee with a disability.  Communication is a priority throughout the entire process. 

Applicant/Employee's Role

When an individual decides to request an accommodation, the individual or his/her representative must let the employer know that s/he needs an adjustment or change at work or in the application process for a reason related to a medical condition.