Equal Opportunity

The Equal Opportunity (EO) office is an avenue for DoD civilian employees and active duty military members (including dependents and retirees) to address concerns regarding unlawful discrimination and/or sexual harassment.

If you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against and/or sexually harassed, there are options available to address your concerns:
1.Speak with the individual/clarify perception
2.Supervisory/Chain of Command
3. Alternative Dispute Resolution
4.Contact the EO Office

Services Rendered:
-Military & Civilian Complaints Processing
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Human Relations Education
-DEOMI Organizational Climate Survey
-Special Observance Advisors
-Team Building/Specialized Training

Protected Categories:
Race, Color, Sex, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation/Identity, National Origin, Religion
* Additionally for civilians: Age (40 or above), Disability (physical/mental), Reprisal (prior EEO activity), Genetic Information, Pregnancy

Mil Informal Complaint Process
Available as an alternative to filing a formal complaint. This process allows an individual to decide on the most practical means to address/ resolve concerns, while working with the chain of command. Associated Timeline: There are no time limits for the informal process.

Mil Formal Complaint Process
Available when individuals believe their concerns of unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment can only be addressed through a formal process or were dissatisfied with the informal process. Associated Timeline: Individuals should submit allegations to the EO office no later than 60 days after the alleged offense.

Other Process Available:
Civilian Pre-Complaint
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civilian Formal Complaint

USAF Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Hotline:
(210)565-5214/ DSN 665-5214

U.S. Air Force Legal Assistance

The Air Force JAG Corps website is designed for active duty and reserve component members, retirees, and dependents. For legal assistance visit: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil

-Consumer/ Financial Affairs
-Deployment Readiness
-Family Law
-Service Members Civil Relief Act(SCRA)
-Power of Attorney
-Real Property
-Wills & Estate Planning
-Military Benefits

Military Crisis Line

The Military Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders.
Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, along with their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www. MilitaryCrisisLine.net, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confi-dential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The professionals at the Military Crisis Line are specially trained and experi-enced in helping Service members of all ages and circumstances—from Service members coping with mental health issues that were never addressed*Recommend taking out MF to those who are struggling with relationships. Military Crisis Line responders provide support when these and other issues—such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and anger—reach a crisis point. Many of the responders were in the Military and understand what Service members have been through and the challenges that members of the Military and their loved ones face.
Since its launch in 2007, the Crisis Line has answered thousands of calls, playing a critical role in saving many lives. In 2009,the Crisis Line added an anonymous online chat service, and in November 2011, it introduced a text messaging service to provide another way for Service members to connect with round-the-clock support.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

The Air Force SAPR mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate to respond to and stop sexual assault and its harmful effects on the Air Force. Personnel eligible for SAPR services are active duty, reservists, DoD civilians, and dependents 18 years and older.

SARC - Single point of contact to coordinate sexual assault victim care
SAPR Victim Advocate - Provides non-clinical essential support and care and resource options to victims
Confidential Communication - Process to report or disclose sexual assault in confidential manner
Special Victim’s Counsel - Legal representation for victims

Restricted Reporting - A process used to report or disclose that he or she is a victim of sexual assault to specified officials on a requested confidential basis. Under these circumstances the victims report and any details provided to the SARC, Healthcare Personnel, or a VA will not be reported to lay enforcement to initiate an official investigation unless the victim consents or an established exception is exercised under DoDD 6495.01.
Unrestricted Reporting - A process that an individual uses to disclose, without requesting confidentiality or restricted reporting, that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault. Under these circumstances, the victim’s report and any details provided to the SARC, Healthcare Personnel, a VA, command authorities, or other persons are reported to law enforcement and may be used to initiate the official investigation process.

SAPR Hotline: 456-7272

SAPR Office: 456-6836