Offices of CIA


Equal Employment Opportunity


The CIA is required by statute not to engage in discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual stereotyping and transgender), national origin, age, disability, genetic information or retaliation. In addition, CIA is required by Presidential Executive Orders and internal CIA policies not to engage in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and status as a parent. A federal employee, former employee or job applicant who believes they were discriminated against based on statutory covered bases has the right to file a complaint with the Agency's office responsible for its EEO programs. Complaints of alleged violations of Presidential Executive Orders will be processed in accordance with the Agency's Harassment Policy.


The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) has two primary roles in the Agency: ensure that every employee has a workplace free of discrimination and harassment; and, providing reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

OEEO serves as an Agency resource for questions about and actions on behalf of the Director of Central Intelligence Agency's Zero Tolerance Policy against harassment. When harassment occurs, it affects the Agency's most valuable resource—its people.

Zero Tolerance is demonstrated when management responds to harassing behaviors and ensures that it stops.


Counseling and Investigations Staff (CIS)
CIS provides counseling and facilitates the Agency's EEO complaint process according to Federal regulations for applicants, as well as current and former employees. CIS is the only Agency component authorized to process EEO complaints with the goal of resolving EEO issues through continued outreach, unbiased expert counseling, and neutral fact-finding. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mandates the requirements and timelines for EEO complaints and provides guidelines for conducting investigations - which CIS follows. CIS is responsible for ensuring the Agency's Zero Tolerance policy against harassment and discrimination is enforced.

Reasonable Accommodations Staff (RAS)

RAS provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our goal is to provide equal access for employees in a barrier-free environment regardless of limitations.

Affirmative Action Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons with Disabilities (PDF 71 KB)

How to File an EEO Complaint:

Applicants or employees who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, national origin, color, age (40 and over), religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, disability, genetic information, and/or reprisal for prior participation in the EEO process can raise their concerns through CIA’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO). Please use the general contact feature, include your contact information, and request contact with the OEEO. To preserve the full range of your rights under federal law in the Federal EEO Complaint Process, you must contact an EEO counselor and express intent to enter the process within 45 calendar days of the date the alleged discriminatory action(s) occurred, or when you knew or reasonably should have known of the discriminatory action(s). For more information about the Federal EEO Complaint Process, please visit

Posted: Apr 05, 2007 12:22 PM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020 03:50 PM