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 Equal Opportunity

The Equal Opportunity staff provides training, conducts informal inquiries, coordinates complaint investigations and conducts mediation of workplace disputes in the civilian workforce. They also provide human relations training, guidance in formal and informal equal opportunity and treatment complaints processing, conduct complaint clarifications, mediate complaints, perform wing climate assessments and provide awareness training on subjects relating to human relations (i.e., cultural diversity, sexual harassment and team building.)

We encourage people to use the chain of command and support early resolution of any human relations issue. We also offer mediation through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program to resolve issues involving potential conflicts.

tabMission Statements 
EO Mission Statement: To improve mission effectiveness by promoting an environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent Air Force members from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible based on their individual merit, fitness, and capability. 

To ensure mission effectiveness by evaluating personnel programs, policies and procedures to ascertain whether there are any barriers that limit or restrict equitable employment opportunities for open competition in the workplace.

tabEO Resources 
NOTE: The links below contain portable document format (PDF) files. Please consider third-party software may be required to view these files and download times may be significant.

MEO Complaint Chart 

EEO Process Flow Chart

EO Policy 
tabUseful links, Air Force Instructions, and Management Directive references 
tabSpecial Observances 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday
Date: 3rd Monday 

Feb. 1-28
African-American/Black Heritage Month 

March 1-31
Women's History Month

"Days of Remembrance" (for victims of the Holocaust)
Dates: Sunday to Sunday for week incorporating Yom Hashoah

May 1-31
Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

June 1-30
LGBT Pride Month

Aug. 26
Women's Equality Day

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 1-31
National Disability Awareness Month

Nov. 1-30
National Native-American/Indian Heritage Month

EMPHASIS: Special/ethnic observances provide commanders an opportunity to enhance the human relations climate through increased unity, awareness, and mutual understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of all members of our society. Strong command support, leadership, thorough planning, and adequate funding are the essential elements of special/ethnic observance program success.

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tabEO Contact
The Equal Opportunity Office is located in the Building 2300, Room 2047. 


DSN: 228-5509 
Fax: 228-5621

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