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Equal Employment Opportunity Program

The Equal Employment Opportunity 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 the duty of all personnel to support the EEO program and 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 U.S. Army Japan and U.S. Army Garrison-Japan organizations, assigned or attached to supporting units, have the right to file a discrimination complaint under the administrative procedures.


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 desire 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, Office of Special Counsel, or Administrative Grievance Procedure. Individuals may contact the USAG-J EEO Office for more information.


Complaints may be filed with the U.S. Army Garrison Japan EEO Office or Department of Army:

Located in Bldg. 102, Room A-109

Phone number: DSN: 315-263-3792
Within Japan: 046-407-3792
From the U.S.: 011-81-46-407-3792
Fax number: DSN: 315-263-4145
Within Japan: 046-407-4145
From the U.S.: 011-81-46-407-4145
Mailing address: EEO Manager
U.S. Army Garrison, Japan
Unit 45006, ATTN: IMJN-EE
APO AP 96343-5006
Army address: Department of the Army
Director, EEO Compliance and Complaints Review
5825 21st Street, Building 214, Room 129
Fort Belvoir VA 22060-5921


Individual and Class Action complaints must first be presented to an EEO official 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 assign 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.