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Hispanic Employment Program

  1. Presidential Letter, November 5, 1970 by President Richard Nixon, formally established “The Sixteen Point Program”. The name of the program highlighted the sixteen major employment issues presented in the original Presidential Directive. On January 23, 1973, the Program was renamed “Spanish-Speaking Program” to emphasize the bilingual skills, and on February 28, 1978, the Program was again renamed to what it is known today as “Hispanic Employment Program.
  2. The HEP is an integral part of the Federal government-wide Equal Employment Opportunity Program under the authority of Executive Order 11478 (1969),
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964, (Public Law 88-352), as amended
  4. Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1972 (Public Law 92-261)
  5. Executive Order 11246, Sept. 24, 1965
  6. Title V, U.S. Code 7201, 5 C.F.R. Part 720-2, Sept 191979
  7. Executive Order13230, Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
  8. E.O. 13166, Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency
  9. Executive Order 13171, Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government
  10. AR 690-12
  11. Title 29, CFR, Part 1605, Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion
  12. Title 29, CFR, Part 1606, Guidelines on Discrimination Because of National Origin
  13. Executive Order 13171 – Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government, Oct 12, 2000