Directors, managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the work environment is free from discrimination based on the following protected classes: race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, gender stereotyping), national origin, age (40 and older), disability (mental or physical), genetic information or reprisal against individuals engaged in EEO activity, and those opposing discriminatory behavior.
Employees, former employees and/or applicants for employment who believe they have been discriminated against based on the above protected classes must contact the EEOD 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. Prior to filing a formal complaint, aggrieved persons who believe they have been discriminated against must first meet with an EEO Counselor for counseling and attempt an informal resolution. As an alternative to traditional EEO counseling, parties may choose to participate in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, which offers informal, neutral, voluntary, and confidential methods for early dispute resolution, such as mediation.
The Office of EEOD also provides uniformed Service Members, working within WHS, information and referral in pursuing Military Equal Opportunity (EO) processes within their respective service component.
Service Members who believe they have been discriminated against must contact the EEOD Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) Officer or notify their immediate Chain of Command within 60 calendar days of the date of the alleged discriminatory action occurred or within 60 calendar days of the effective date of the alleged discriminatory action.
For more information, please contact EEOD at 571-372-0832, (DSN) 499-1805, or firstname.lastname@example.org.