Equal Employment Opportunity

PAS – Personal Assistance Services

Department of the Navy’s Personal Assistance Services

As required by 29 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) § 1614.203(d)(5), a regulation implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, federal agencies are required to provide Personal Assistance Services (PAS), in addition to reasonable accommodation, during work hours and work-related travel to employees with targeted (severe) disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. The Department of the Navy (DON) affirms its commitment to providing PAS so that employees who cannot be at work without PAS may enjoy the opportunities and benefits of employment.

PAS allow individuals to perform activities of daily living that an individual would typically perform if he or she did not have a disability, such as assistance with removing and putting on clothing, eating, and using the restroom. 

The procedures outlined below are to be used when a DON employee makes a request for PAS. Requests for reasonable accommodation (RA) and PAS can be made simultaneously, but must be processed separately using appropriate procedures. 

Updated 18 March 18


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy [PDF]

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement from Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer.

“It is the DON's policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) throughout all of its personnel/employment programs, management practices, and civilian workforce decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, appraisals, merit promotions, transfers, reassignments, training and career development, separations, benefits, and award and recognition programs.”
“The DON ensures that EEO protections are in place for all civilian employees and applicants against all forms of discrimination, regardless of their race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, genetic information (including family medical history) or disability. All DON employees are free to exercise their rights under the civil rights statutes. Reprisal for engagement in protected EEO activity will not be tolerated.”

Diversity Policy [PDF]

A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller.

“Diversity for the Marine Corps means we Marines are connected in a special relationship with the American public, we are leveraging America’s varied pool of skills and abilities; and we are maximizing individual differences as a force multiplier.Our core values compel Marines to respect others and act with moral, mental, and physical bravery while embracing a spirit of determination and dedication.”

Workplace Anti-Harassment Policy [PDF]

This is a statement from the Department of the Navy, Richard Spencer, on workplace Anti-Harassment.

“It is the policy of the Department of the Navy (DON) to ensure a work environment for all employees that is free from discrimination and harassment (Both sexual and non-sexual, and to take proactive steps to prevent any form of harassment in the workplace.”

Updated 1 May 18