The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM) staff advises and assists the Assistant Administrator in carrying out the National Weather Service's (NWS) responsibilities relative to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; as well as Executive Orders, regulatory guidelines, and other nondiscrimination laws within the Federal Government including equal employment opportunity (EEO) and/or affirmative action policy recommendations, objectives, and progress in meeting goals. The OEODM provides leadership, direction, and policy guidance for EEO Program development. Monitors and evaluates Affirmative Employment Program Plans to promote equal employment opportunities. Conducts studies on systemic employment problems, assesses the effect of policies and practices on equal employment, identifies employment barriers, recommends solutions and develops written guidance for management. The OEODM staff provides guidance to all NWS officials and managers concerning all aspects of NWS EEO programs. The OEODM provides resolution of discriminatory allegations by working toward eradicating prejudice and discrimination from the agency's personnel policies, practices, and working conditions. In addition, the OEODM coordinates the student intern program.