Office of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI – EO/EEO)

Equal Opportunity (Military)

Our Mission
The Michigan National Guard (MING) will provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for civilians in technician status (Title 5 and Title 32) and Equal Opportunity (EO) for Soldiers and Airmen in military status. Our mission is to ensure applicants for membership in the MING will not be subject to illegal discrimination. All MING personnel are entitled to serve in an environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

This mission coincides directly with the Department of Defense Office of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Who We Are

MING provides equal employment opportunity in Federal employment regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Diversity is an integral part of every mission and its goals; we will use diversity as a model for helping to identify and develop the best talent, create effective teams and achieve excellence.

Our Goals
The changing face of Michigan and the Nation demands that we change as a military employer. As the demographic make-up of the population continues to evolve, it is imperative that the Michigan National Guard focus its efforts on emerging talent to ensure that we successfully attract, recruit, develop and retain a highly-skilled Total Force capable of meeting current and future mission requirements.

Allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment will be given prompt attention and resolved as expeditiously as possible The MING is committed to equal opportunity and appreciation of diversity through policies, programs and activities that promote sensitivity and accommodations for all people. Equal opportunity in employment means opportunity not just for some but for all. Please see our Equal Employment Opportunity documents for more information. The State Equal Employment manager can be reached at (517) 481-7725.

Civilian/Technician Complaint Form (NGB 713.5-R)

National Guard Discrimination Complaint Form (NGB 333)

Sexual Harassment Policy

Hazing and Bullying Policy

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EEO (Federal Government Regulatory Guidance)

Our Mission

The Michigan National Guard (MING) will provide Equal Opportunity (EO) for Soldiers, Airmen and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Civilians in technician status (T5 & T32).

No Fear Act  – Report FY2019

Equal Opportunity in Employment Notice

State EEO Policy (Update awaiting new TAG approval)

Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services Policy – Awaiting approval

Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services SOP – Awaiting update

Breastfeeding & Lactation Policy

Reports: MD 715, Annual Narrative and Statistical Report on EO Progress, Quarterly Joint Diversity Council Meeting Minutes – Awaiting update

TAG Diversity & Inclusion Statement – Awaiting approval from TAG

Transformation is central for the DMVA and it involves three elements working in concert to move us forward: Culture, Leadership, and Strategy. The DMVA Culture reflects our behavior based on what we value most – our people, readiness, integrity, initiative, innovation, diversity, and ethical behavior. The foundation of these values is the dignified and respectful treatment of all members. Collectively, these behaviors foster buy-in, trust, and empower members who freely choose to give their best to the organization. All DMVA members Lead! Members who influence, engage, and encourage excellent performance to promote the enduring success of the organization characterize Leadership within the DMVA. At all levels, our members eliminate corrosive behavior and toxic leadership to strengthen department cohesion.

State EO Policy

MING Joint Civilian Discrimination Complaint Instruction Guide – Awaiting TAG approval



State Equal Employment Manager: CW2 Thais Taylor
Phone: (517) 481-7725

Equal Opportunity Specialist: Mr. Michael Beck
Phone: (517) 481-7726

Brigade (Army) Contacts Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs):

JFHQ Equal Opportunity Adviser: MSG Michael Beck – 517-481-7726

46 MP Command – LTC Audrey J. Brown 517-481-7543

177th MP – CW2 Eric D. Holland  734-946-2539

272nd RSG – WO1 Krista 517-481-7607

63rd TC – MSG Jonathan Bates

Wing (Air) Military Equal Opportunity Officers (MEOs):

127th Wing Capt Valerie S. Ward 586-239-4340

110th ATK Wing Capt Jonna B. Phillips 269-969-3400 x 7086

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