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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Diversity Management - Equal Employment Opportunity

Indian Heritage Month Posters from 1992, 1994, 1997, 2006, 2007

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Joanne Shenandoah - Iroquois - Member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation - American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Program


William "Billy" Mills (Makata Taka Hela) - Oglala Lakota Sioux (Gold Medalist 1964 Tokyo Olympics) Native American Heritage Month

DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SPECIAL EMPHASIS OBSERVANCES

The IHS Special Emphasis Program is required to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month and Women’s History Month. In addition, IHS may observe other special emphasis programs to improve the workplace environment by promoting diversity. The following are Special Emphasis Observances implemented by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Orders and Public Laws as cited below:

January

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Authority: Public Law 98-399, 98 Stat. 1475

February

National African American History Month, Authority: Executive Order 11478

March

Women’s History Month, Authority: Public Law 103-22, 107 Stat. 58 and Executive Order 11375

April

No Observances

May

Jewish American Heritage Month, Authority: Presidential Proclamation

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Authority: Executive Order 13339

June

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, Authority: Executive Order 11478

July

No Observances

August

26th: Women's Equality Day, Authority: Presidential Proclamation

September

September 15 thru October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Authority: Executive Order 13230

October

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Authority: Executive Order 13339

November

National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month, Authority: Presidential Proclamation and Executive Order 13270

December

No Observances

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