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DMEO: Resolution & Compliance : Non EEO Complaints

There are other avenues to address workforce concerns not covered by Title VII for employees, applicants, and former employees.

In addition, the Department of Defense Education Activity's Center for Early Dispute Resolution provides confidential, impartial assistance to address and resolve concerns and differences encountered at DoDEA that are non-EEO issues, both by working with individuals and through processes involving impartial third party mediators or facilitators.

Issues regarding waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement; Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent in federally conducted education and training programs (Executive Order 13160)

Forum: Review & Compliance

Point of Contact:

Gloria Rios, Compliance & Review
(571) 372-6015

Hotline Number: (800) 424-9098

Email Address:

DoD Hotline Program
DoD Directive 7050.1
DoD Instruction 7050.7

Union related issues, negotiated agreement grievances
Forum: Labor Relations

Point of Contact:

DoDEA HQ: Albert Ward, Chief, Employee Relations
(571) 372-0769

DoDEA Americas: Personnel Staffing Specialist
(703) 696-3104 Ext. 2629

DoDEA Europe: Personnel Advisor, Europe Region

DoDEA Pacific: Personnel Division, Pacific Region

5 USC 7101, et seq.

Issues appealable to the U. S. Merit Systems Protection Board, administrative grievances/procedures (e.g., performance appraisals, adverse personnel actions, complaints regarding sexual orientation harassment, political affiliation, marital status or discrimination)
Forum: Employee Relations

Point of Contact:

DoDEA HQ: Richard Menchaca, Chief, Labor Relations
(703) 588-3922

DoDEA Americas: (703) 696-3104 Ext 2629

DoDEA Europe: Personnel Advisor, Europe Region

DoDEA Pacific: Personnel Division, Pacific Region

5 U.S.C. 2302
5 U.S.C. 7501, et seq.
5 U.S.C. 1201, et seq.

Issues regarding Standards of Conduct/Ethics (e.g., outside employment, post-employment, financial disclosure requirements, political activities, gifts between employees, gifts from outside sources, fund raising activities, and relationships with non-federal organizations)
Forum: General Counsel

Point of Contact:

Karen Lambert, General Counsel
(703) 588-3066


Ethics in Government Act of 1978 ( 5 U.S.C. App. §101 et. seq.)

Executive Order, 12674, "Principles of Ethical conduct for Government Officers and Employees," April 12, 1989, as amended.

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, 5 C.F.R. 2635 (Office of Government Ethics Rules).

DoD 5500.7-R, JOINT ETHICS REGULATIONS (JER), 30 Aug 93. Change 4, effective 6 August 1998.

Issues regarding whistleblowing, prohibited personnel practices, Hatch Act
Forum: U. S. Office of Special Counse

Point of Contact:

Complaints Examining Unit
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036-4505

Tel: (800) 872-9855 or (202) 653-7188
Fax: (202) 653-5151


5 U.S.C. §1216, 2301, 2302(b), 7321, et seq.

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