EEOC Regulations require that "the head of the agency shall designate … such Special Emphasis Program managers … as may be necessary to carry out the functions described in Part 1614 in all organizational units of the agency and at all agency installations” (29 C.F.R. § 1614.102(b)(4)).

Executive Orders, Presidential Speeches, and Proclamations:

Presidential Proclamation, 2014, Issued by President Barack Obama – “Every American can draw strength from the story of hard-won progress, which not only defines the African-American experience, but also lies at the heart of our Nation as a whole.”

Executive Order 13562, December 27, 2010, Issued by President Barack Obama – Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates

Executive Order 13532, February 26, 2010, Issued by President Barack Obama – White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Promoting Excellence, Innovation and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Executive Order 13256, February 12, 2002, Issued by George W. Bush – President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Presidential Proclamation, 1978, Issued by President Jimmy Carter - Declared February as National Black History Month.

Presidential Speech, 1976, President Gerald Ford - In a speech urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Executive Order 11478, August 8, 1969, Issued by President Richard M. Nixon - Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government

Read more about the regulations, laws, and reports surrounding this program, here.