The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity by eliminating discrimination in employment based on the following protected bases: race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, reprisal and disability (mental or physical). BIA seeks to maintain a work environment which is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual orientation. BIA endeavors to promote EEO programs for achieving a highly skilled workforce by providing a prompt, fair, and impartial review and adjudication of discrimination complaints.

Federal law states that an employer cannot discriminate against any employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual harassment, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, reprisal (protected former EEO activity).

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs works in tandem with the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Interior.