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, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity), 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 any of the above protected classes must contact the 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. The complaint process is explained in detail below. As an alternative to traditional EEO counseling, parties may choose to participate in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program, which offers informal, neutral, voluntary, and confidential methods for early dispute resolution, such as mediation.
The Office of EEOP 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 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. Those filed after 60 calendar days may be pursued at the discretion of the Commander.
For more information, please contact EEOP at 571-372-0832, (DSN) 499-0832, or firstname.lastname@example.org.