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Affirmative Employment Program


The Affirmative Employment Program ensures equal opportunities in all personnel administration and management matters throughout the employment life cycle, including recruitment, outreach, hiring, retention, training, development, promotions, awards, and separations. This program strives to ensure the Air Force is proactively recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Installation Barrier Analysis Working Group

  • All federal agencies have a legal obligation to undertake barrier analysis; and where barriers are identified, to take measures to eliminate them, where practicable.

  • IBAWGS are comprised of representatives from the Civilian Personnel Section, Non-Appropriated Fund - Human Resources, equal opportunity, other applicable functional communities, and other appropriate personnel as designated by the Installation Commander

Special Emphasis Groups

Special Emphasis Programs enhance employment and cultural awareness of protected groups, and support Affirmative Employment Program and equal opportunity initiatives by helping to address professional development, advancement and training of underrepresented groups, so they have the opportunity to reach their full employment potential.

  • Black/African American Employment Strategy Team (BEST)
  • Disability Action Team (DAT)
  • Hispanic Empowerment and Advancement Team (HEAT)
  • Indigenous Nations Equality Team (INET)
  • LGBTQ+ Initiative Team (LIT)
  • Pacific Islander/Asian American Community Team (PACT)
  • Women’s Initiative Team (WIT)

Contact Us

P: 937-257-4995
E: 88abw.de.org@us.af.mil
Building 219
5030 Pearson Rd., Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

AEP Team

Program Manager:
Ms. Stacia Wren