Department of Defense Education Activity

Federal Women's Program (FWP)

Federal Women's Program

In October 1967, Executive Order 11375 added sex to other prohibited forms of discrimination in the Federal Government.

In August 1969, Executive Order 11478 integrated the FWP into the overall Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program and placed the FWP under the Directors of Equal Employment Opportunity. Federal Personnel Manual 713 was issued to carry out Executive Order 11478 , and Federal Personnel Manual 713.9, dated May 29, 1970, directed Directors of EEO to have on staff a Manager for the Federal Women's Program.

In March 1972, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to apply equal opportunity protection in employment to the Federal government. The designation of a Federal Women's Program Manager was codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1614.102) as appropriate for carrying out equal employment opportunity functions in all organizational units of an agency, and at all agency installations.

Workforce Demographics

DoDEA monitors workforce demographics for trends and possible barriers across the employment lifecycle.  In FY20, DoDEA’s total workforce representation was 13,817 employees.  Below is a snapshot of DoDEA’s workforce, with a primary focus on female employees.  


Gender 

FY20 Workforce Gender


Gender and Race/Ethnicity 

FY20 Workforce Gender and RaceEthnicity


Race and Ethnicity Representation 

Hispanic or Latino Female
Grade – 13: 2.0%
Grade – 14: 4.4%
Grade – 15: 0.0%

Multiracial Female
Grade – 13: 2.0%
Grade – 14: 2.0%
Grade – 15: 0.0%

American Indian or Alaskan Native Female
Grade – 13: 0.0%
Grade – 14: 0.0%
Grade – 15: 0.0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Female
Grade – 13: 0.0%
Grade – 14: 0.0%
Grade – 15: 0.0%

Asian Female
Grade – 13: 3.4%
Grade – 14: 1.0 %
Grade – 15: 1.1%

Black or African-American Female
Grade – 13: 19.2%
Grade – 14: 15.3%
Grade – 15: 9.2%

White Female
Grade – 13: 27.9%
Grade – 14: 35.0%
Grade – 15: 33.3%
Grade – SES: 66.7%

 

Participation at Senior-Levels 

FY20 Workforce Participation at Senior-Levels

Employee Spotlights

Explore the diversity of our employees.  We’ve highlighted videos that capture not only their contributions, but their genuine desire to make a difference for students and their families and their colleagues.

Chanelle Reese, Educator of Promise Award Recipient


My DoDEA Story: Jasmine McLeod


DoDEA Virtual School in Action: Jane Page


People of DoDEA: Lourdes Torrens