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, Federal Plans, and Proclamations:

Executive Order 13583, August, 18, 2011, Issued by President Obama –– Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce

Executive Order 13555, October 19, 2010, Issued by President Obama –– White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Executive Order 13171, October 12, 2000, Issued by President Clinton –– Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government

Sixteen-Point Federal Employment Plan, 1970, Issued by President Nixon –– issued a comprehensive Plan aimed at increasing Hispanic representation in the Federal workforce. In 1973, the 16-point plan was renamed “Spanish-Speaking Program” to emphasize bilingual skills; and in 1978, the program was again renamed to what it is known as today, the “Hispanic Employment Program” (HEP).

Congressional Action, Pub. L. No. 100-402 and Presidential Proclamation, August 17,1988, Issued by President Ronald Reagan –– Declared September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Presidential Executive Order, 1968, Issued by President Lyndon Johnson –– Declared Hispanic Heritage Week.