24 CFR 7.11 - Responsibilities of the EEO Officers.
Each EEO Officer is responsible for:
(a) Advising the Director of EEO on matters affecting the implementation of the Department's EEO/ADR policies and programs in the organizational unit;
(b) Developing and maintaining a program of equal employment opportunity for the organizational unit and ensuring that the program is carried out in an exemplary manner;
(c) Publicizing to all employees of the organizational unit the name and address of the Director of EEO, the EEO Officer(s), and the EEO Counselor(s), the EEO Discrimination Complaint Manager(s), the Diversity Program Manager, ADR Officials, and the EEO complaint procedures;
(d) Informing all managers and supervisors in the organizational unit of the responsibilities and objectives of the EEO Counselors, DCMs, ADR officials, EEO investigators, and of the EEO complaint process and the importance of cooperating and coordinating with all appropriate Department personnel to informally find solutions to problems brought to the EEO Officer's attention by current or former employees and applicants;
(e) Evaluating and documenting the performance by the managers and supervisors in the organizational unit in carrying out their responsibilities under this subpart;
(f) Seeking a resolution of EEO matters brought to their attention;
(g) Designating a senior-level manager in Headquarters responsible for providing advice and guidance to managers and supervisors in removing barriers to EEO/ADR and in implementing all of their EEO responsibilities; and reviewing recruitment and personnel actions taken by managers and supervisors to ensure the achievement of EEO standards;
(h) Designating the Administrative Officer (AO) or other Headquarters organizational unit official as the DCM to manage and direct the organization's EEO responsibilities. In making such designation, the EEO Officer shall ensure that the designation as the DCM does not otherwise conflict with the official duties of the employee so designated;
(i) Designating a senior level Diversity Program Manager in HUD Headquarters to manage and direct the organization's Diversity Program and providing resources for diversity activities for its employees;
(j) Ensuring the successful operation of the EEO/ADR Program by requiring management's support;
(k) Approving and making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operations of Department; and
(l) Adhering to and implementing the Department's policy on religious accommodation.