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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Equal Employment Opportunity


It is the mission of the United States Naval Academy's EEO office to ensure that all civilian employees are provided equal opportunity to participate in the full range of employment opportunities and achieve to their fullest potential.


Providing equal opportunity in employment for all employees and applicants through clearly defined Human Resources (HR) and EEO policies and programs gives us the foundation we need to proactively prevent discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability; and prohibit acts of reprisal. Our managers and supervisors share responsibilities with our EEO and HR personnel for successful policy and program implementation so that we can promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through continuing affirmative programs that are efficient, responsive, and legally compliant.


In addition to the fundamental requirements of equality of opportunity, discrimination-free-workplace and strong program to accomplish both, current goals for the DON EEO Program include working proactively to ensure:
  • A workforce that is representative of the nation we serve by the elimination of any barriers to equality of opportunity.
  • Provide ongoing assessments of the Naval Academy's EEO programs to maintain the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency. Ensure the Naval Academy's EEO program is in alignment with the overall DON EEO Program strategic goals and objectives.
  • Provide full employment of people with disabilities, to include our Wounded Warriors.

Reasonable and Religious Accommodation COVID-19 Vaccine Exception Policy

Legal exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may include a reasonable accommodation because of a medical condition, or a religious accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.  Exceptions excuse the individual from compliance with the requirement to be fully vaccinated.  Each request will receive an individualized determination based upon its unique facts and circumstances.  

To begin the reasonable accommodation process (medical condition), employees must complete DD Form 3176, Request for a Medical Exemption or Delay to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.   Employees may have to provide additional documentation to support the request. 

To begin the religious accommodation process (religion belief, practice, or observance), employees must complete DD Form 3177, Request for a Religious Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. Employees may have to provide evidence/documentation to support the request

Employees must submit the request to their supervisor.  Supervisors are responsible for receiving the required documents, forwarding them to the EEO office, and having discussions with employees to ensure they understand the request.  Reasonable and Religious Accommodation requests must be kept confidential and provided to the EEO office via DoD Safe.  

Policies and Procedures 

***Halligan Hall Access Notice: Halligan Hall is undergoing renovations that impact accessibility of the EEO Offices at the Naval Academy, including the temporary removal of wheelchair/ADA-accessible entry points. Please contact our EEO staff in advance (see staff listing to the left) if you require special accommodations.  We appreciate your patience as we improve our buildings across the Yard.***

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