About Equal Employment Opportunity Programs (EEOP)
The mission of the WHS Equal Employment Opportunity Programs (EEOP) is to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace environment allowing all personnel to succeed as they support the defense of our nation.” In order to accomplish this Mission, EEOP manages and administers the following programs and services for WHS and serviced components:
Over 6,900 civilian and military personnel within the following organizations receive mission support through the EEOP:
The Partnership-in-Education Program was formed in 1984 to offer assistance in enhancing the instructional program of John Tyler Elementary School, 10th and G Streets, SE, Washington, D.C. Employees voluntarily participate in school projects such as tutors for basic subjects, speakers at special programs, donate food and gifts at Thanksgiving and the Holidays, Groundhog Shadow Day, and serve as judges for science projects. The Program is administered through a Special Emphasis Program Manager and Coordinators from organizations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and offices serviced by Washington Headquarters Services.
Tutoring: OSD employees volunteer an hour of their time to tutor students in reading. This occurs almost every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Transportation to and from John Tyler to the Pentagon and back is provided. Tutors are always needed
Thanksgiving Food Drive: The PIE council organizes a food drive for some of the John Tyler families. Non-perishable food is donated. This year, we provided Thanksgiving meals to each to the needy families of John Tyler.
Holiday Poster Contest: Every year, the PIE council asks 10 John Tyler students to make Holiday poster in reference to a Holiday theme. The posters are judged by the OSD Graphics Office, awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. A special ceremony is held in one of the Pentagon Dining Room Lounges with the Director of Administration and Management presiding. He announces the winners, and presents ribbons and gift sets to each of the students. A reception immediately follows. The posters are displayed in the Pentagon in one of the main corridors.
Holiday Toy Drive: The PIE council organizes a toy drive for the John Tyler students. OSD organizations sponsor entire classes to ensure each student will get presents for the holidays. RE&F assists by collecting donations at various entrances of the Pentagon. All the gifts are then transported to the Pentagon and distributed to the students. Last year, all students at John Tyler received gifts, to include children with special needs and families in need.
Essay Contests: When requested, the PIE council petitions John Tyler students to write an essay about a special observance. The student with the winning essay receives a plaque and a $100 savings bond, and reads his or her essay at the special observance program. PIE currently provides essays for Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month.
Public Service Recognition Week Shadow Day: This is a national mentorship event. The PIE Council participates by organizing the event during Public Service Recognition Week every April. About 20 – 25 high achieving, fifth grade students from John Tyler Elementary visit the Pentagon for a tour and lunch with senior leaders and representatives from the services. The focus is the importance of education and a possible career in public service at the Department of Defense.
If you are interested in supporting the OSD PIE Program, please contact the EEOP at (571) 372-0832.
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