The Department of Energy observes special days, weeks, and months as reflected in the list below of special observances programs. Observances are held annually in compliance with Executive Order 11478, 29 CFR Part 1614.102(b)(4), joint Congressional Resolutions, Presidential Proclamations, and the Department’s diversity and inclusion goals as articulated in the Department of Energy’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for 2012-2015.
Special Observances Programs
Special observances are designed for the purpose of providing cultural awareness to the Department. Commemorative activities conducted for these observances are educational and employment-related.
The following are Special Emphasis Observances implemented by presidential proclamation, executive orders and public law:
|Month||Special Emphasis Program Observances|
|January||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|February||Black History Month|
|March||Women's History Month|
|May||Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month|
|June||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month|
|August 26||Women’s Equality Day|
|September||National Hispanic Heritage Month|
|October||National Disability Employment Awareness Month|
|November||American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month|