The mission of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is of critical importance to our Nation. BEA is the source of some of the Nation’s most important economic information used as the foundation for decisions made by policy and business leaders. BEA’s strength is in its people, a group of outstanding and committed individuals who have made BEA a leader in the field of economics. Our people are our greatest resource.

It is important that we continue to foster a culture of inclusion and respect at BEA, and promote a culture that embraces diversity and allows each employee to succeed up to his or her full potential. We will provide all our employees and future workforce with equal employment opportunity (EEO) in areas such as hiring, professional growth, promotion, leadership development, and training.

To ensure that we achieve this important goal, we reaffirm our commitment to promote and to practice equal employment opportunity and inclusiveness within our BEA workforce. BEA is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination), national origin, religion, age (40 years of age and older), disability (mental and physical), sexual orientation, and gender identity. We provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. We also pledge freedom from retaliation for participation in the equal employment opportunity process. This commitment ensures that BEA will conduct all its employment practices in a nondiscriminatory manner.

Managers, supervisors and employees must work together to reflect our commitment to EEO. This includes increasing the employment and advancement opportunities of those groups that are underrepresented in the workforce by actively seeking creative methods to improve our outreach efforts. We will make every effort to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities, and cooperate with agency officials in all aspects of the discrimination complaint process. EEO is a sound management practice, which helps ensure that the best and brightest people are chosen for the BEA team, resulting in a workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation.

As an employee, it is important to understand and utilize, when necessary, the EEO process and seek the assistance of an EEO representative without fear of retaliation. Should you believe you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination, you may contact Bernadette Worthy, EEO Officer, Office of Civil Rights, at (202) 482-8121 or via e-mail at

I fully support the EEO program and I expect each BEA manager, supervisor and employee to fully comply with all civil rights laws.

Mary Bohman
Acting Director and Deputy Director