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State Equal Opportunity Guidelines and Manual

The mission of the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity (GOEO) is to prepare, revise and administer the State of Arizona Equal Opportunity Guidelines for equal employment opportunity and economic growth as outlined in Executive Order 93-20.  In doing so, the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity:

  • Guides the State Agency Equal Opportunity planning process, provides technical assistance and training to agency leadership, Equal Opportunity liaisons, and supervisory staff;
  • Administers a complaint process for current and former State of Arizona employees; 
  • Works in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority to develop and initiate programs designed to promote economic growth in low income and minority communities including minority and women-owned businesses. 

The following information is provided to inform State Agency Directors, their designated equal opportunity liaisons, supervisors and state employees about the guidelines, executive orders, reports and programs designed to advance economic and equal employment opportunities for all citizens. These documents also outline the requirements for annual State Agency Equal Opportunity plans and provide information on State of Arizona efforts to promote equity in procurement.

Information describing the legal requirements for claims of employment discrimination is provided via links to relevant Federal and State equal employment laws and executive orders.

To obtain a copy of this information in an accessible format, please contact the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity at 602-542-3711, or visit us at the State Capitol – Executive Tower, 1700 West Washington Street, Suite 430, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

Bullet Equal Opportunity Manual
   Governors Executive Orders

Executive Order 93-20 Equal Opportunity Office

    State of Arizona Equal Opportunity Guidelines

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
Policy Statement
Hiring Summary
EEO-4 Report (XP391)
Workforce Analysis
Barrier Analysis
Strategic Action Plan
Equal Opportunity Liaison Roles and Expectations

   Complaint Processing Guidelines

Intake Interviews

   Discrimination by Type: Facts and Guidance

Equal Pay and Compensation
Genetic Information
National Origin
Sexual Harassment

   Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA);
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII);
The Arizona Civil Rights Act of 1965 (Article 4)
Executive Order 11246 as amended in 1967;
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended (ADEA);
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 9sections 501 & 505);
The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRA);
The Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended (ADA);
The Civil Rights of 1991 (sections 102 &103);
The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
   State and Local Government Information Survey EEO-4

   Arizona Steps Up: A Statewide Partnership for Equity in Procurement


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