The Department of Energy observes special emphasis months as reflected in the list below.  Observances are held annually and are designed for the purpose of providing cultural awareness to the Department. Commemorative activities conducted for these observances are educational and employment-related.

To watch the most recent DOE special observances, please click on the video links below.

Month Special Emphasis Program Videos Program Manager Email Address
January FY '23 Video: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collette Bankins
February FY '22 Video: Black History Month Charlie Carrasco
March FY '22 Video: Women's History Month Program Charlie Carrasco
May FY '22 Video: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Program Collette Bankins
June FY '21 Video: Pride Month Program  Charlie Carrasco
October FY '23 Video: National Hispanic Heritage Month Collette Bankins
October FY '22 Video: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Brad Shaff
November  FY '23 Video: National Native American Heritage Month Collette Bankins


Photo Gallery: Selected Photos from Recent Special Observance Events