The mission of the Equal Employment Opportunity Programs (EEOP) Office is to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace environment that allows all personnel to succeed as they support the defense of our nation. Our strategic goals complement the strategic goals of DA&M.
The EEOP Office is responsible for the implementation of: Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Programs and Processes, Military Equal Opportunity Process Information and Referral, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and Affirmative Employment and Diversity Initiatives. The Office also administers the Partnership in Education Program, and coordinates select Special Observances, e.g., the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance on behalf of the Secretary of Defense.
The purpose of the Martin Luther King observance is to remind all citizens of the importance of community service and volunteerism on this national holiday. Previous guest speakers have included Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles, one of the last survivors with a historical account of the assassination of Dr. King and shared Dr. King's final hour.
EEOP is the sole agency authorized source to process civilian complaints of alleged discrimination within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Agencies and Field Activities serviced by WHS. The Office processes complaints of discrimination in accordance with 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1614, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission directives, and DoD Administrative Instruction No. 9 which outlines the agency's complaint process.
Civilian employees, former employees, and applicants for employment who believe they have been discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, gender stereotyping), national origin, age (40 years and older), disability (mental and/or physical), genetic information, or retaliation for opposing discrimination or participating in the EEO process, must contact EEOP within 45 calendar days of the date the alleged discriminatory act occurred or within 45 calendar days of the effective date of an alleged discriminatory personnel action. Refer to the Complaints Section for more information
For more information or to exercise your EEO rights, you may contact EEOP at 571-372-0832.
Current and former civilian and military personnel within the following organizations receive mission support through the EEOP, to include: