Equal Employment Opportunity Program
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations are based on principles set forth in the Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Individuals are entitled to an equal chance to enjoy benefits of democracy and the protection of its laws. It is incumbent upon all personnel to support the EEO Program and to strive to eliminate any discriminatory policies and practices in employment. Everyone has the inherent right to fair treatment, equal employment opportunities, and a workplace free of harassment (both sexual and non-sexual) and discrimination. Civilian personnel employed in USARJ and Garrison organizations, assigned or attached to supporting units, have the right file a discrimination complaint under the administrative procedures.
WHO MAY FILE A COMPLAINT:
Any employee, former employee or applicant for employment who feels he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40+), genetics, or disability (physical/mental), and reprisal (for prior EEO activity) may file a discrimination complaint. Personnel are advised that complaints of discrimination should be filed within 45 calendar days of the date of the alleged discriminatory action or event; or, within 45 calendar days of becoming aware of the alleged action or event. Leaders and managers are advised that alleged complaints of sexual harassment must be acted upon immediately regardless of the source or desires of the victim. Sexual harassment complaints against a uniformed service member or Department of Defense civilian may also be addressed under Section 1561, of Title 10, U.S. Code. Employees claiming discrimination based on sexual orientation may seek redress from the Merit Systems Protection Board; the Office of Special Counsel; or, the Administrative Grievance Procedure. Individuals may contact the USARJ EEO Office at 263-7183/3792 for more information.
WHERE TO FILE A COMPLAINT:
Complaints may be filed at the U.S. Army Japan EEO Office, or the Department of Army at the following mailing addresses:
U.S. Army Garrison, Japan
Unit 45006, ATTN: IMPC-JA-EE
APO AP 96343-5006
Located in Bldg 102, room A-109
Phone: DSN 263-3792, COM 011-81-46-407-3792
FAX: DSN 263-4145, COM 011-81-46-407-4145
Department of the Army
Director, EEO Compliance and Complaints Review
5825 21st Street, Building 214, Room 129
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5921
HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT:
Individual and Class Action complaints must first be presented to an EEO Official, or EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days as previously stated. The person filing an individual complaint may choose between participation in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process or traditional counseling to complete the informal, or pre-complaint stage of complaint processing. If both management and employee agree to ADR, arrangements will be made by the EEO Office to assigned a certified mediator to mediate the dispute. If traditional counseling is elected, an EEO Counselor will be assigned to conduct a fact-finding inquiry while making every attempt to resolve the complaint at the lowest level possible in the complainant's supervisory chain.