The DODEA EEO Office administers the formal EEO Complaint Process which may be used by DODEA employees and applicants for employment to raise issues of discrimination based on the following:
Age (40 and over) Disability Equal Compensation Genetic Information National Origin Pregnancy Race/Color Retaliation Religion Sex Sexual Harassment
*Note that Sex includes being male or female, as well as being lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) process is governed by the regulations, management directives, guidance, and case law of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as applicable federal court cases. The EEO process consists of three parts, which are detailed below.
The informal process, also called EEO Counseling, provides an opportunity to define the complainant's concerns, obtain information necessary to address the issues, and attempt to resolve the issues at the lowest possible level. This process is administered by Area DMEO Program Managers. You must complete EEO counseling before filing a formal complaint.
The appeal process allows complainants to appeal FADs to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Four federal civil rights laws are enforced through the EEO complaint process: