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
-Military & Civilian Complaints Processing
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Human Relations Education
-DEOMI Organizational Climate Survey
-Special Observance Advisors
-Team Building/Specialized Training
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:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civilian Formal Complaint
USAF Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Hotline:
(210)565-5214/ DSN 665-5214
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
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