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MDA Supports an Environment of Diversity

MDA values every bright mind that helps us meet our goal. For that reason, we've cultivated an environment where each applicant and employee are offered an opportunity for equal advancement and recognition, regardless of gender, cultural background, or disability.

To read MDA's Affirmative Action Plan for the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of persons with disabilities, click here.

If you have any questions about diversity at the Missile Defense Agency, please e-mail: diversity-management@mda.mil

We recognize that diversity includes, but is not limited to, personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical and spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender. As an agency, we will approach diversity as a composite of these individual characteristics, experiences, and abilities consistent with the MDA's core values. Our recruitment, retention, and development programs must maximize individual strengths and combine individual abilities and perspectives for the good of our mission.

Policy Statements

Affirmative Action Plans



Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. §794d)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at https://www.section508.gov

If you have questions about the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Section 508 program supporting ICS, e-mail reasonableacommodation@mda.mil For information about filing a complaint against the MDA under Section 508, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management at (256) 313-9659. To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator. Contact information for Section 508 Coordinators may be found at https://www.section508.gov/508-coordinator-listing.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the- aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at https://www.access-board.gov/enforcement.