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Inspector General

 

The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Headquarters and CNIC’s Regional Inspector General (IG) Offices each serve as an independent and objective advisor to their respective Commander.

Our Mission

To inspect, investigate, or inquire into matters of importance to the Department of the Navy with respect to fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and command operations within CNIC.  To provide support and guidance to enable management to evaluate the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the administration, operation, and function of the command.

Our Vision

To be viewed as "The Conscience of the Commander", making a difference, adding value at all levels through proactive assistance, advice, and advocacy.

Our Guiding Principles

In order to support each Commander in maintaining the highest level of integrity and public confidence, we will:

  • Provide candid, objective and uninhibited analysis and advice.

  • Emphasize integrity, ethics and discipline.

  • Promote efficiency, effectiveness and readiness.

  • Conduct our activities with the highest standards of ethical leadership and professionalism.

  • Advocate for quality of life for Sailors, Marines, their families and DON civilian employees.

  • Exercise fairness, impartiality and timeliness in accomplishing our mission.

INVESTIGATION AND ASSISTANCE


The Inspector General serves the Commander by executing three major IG Functions - Investigations, Assistance, and Oversight (See Oversight Program link for more information).

INVESTIGATIONS

Through management and oversight of the Hotline Program, the IG conducts investigations and inquiries into allegations of administrative wrongdoing by military or civilian members of the command.

The purpose of the CNIC IG Hotline Program is to strengthen and focus efforts to combat fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement by providing the opportunity to report significant instances of mismanagement and alleged wrongdoing in all naval programs and operations. 

The CNIC IG Hotline Program strives to ensure that allegations brought to our attention are properly evaluated and examined, and that appropriate remedial /corrective actions are taken and systemic problems are addressed.  This program is available to all military personnel, DoD civilian employees, and members of the civilian community. 

ASSISTANCE

Several channels exist for registering complaints, grievances and suspected mismanagement.  You should first attempt to resolve problems using the chain of command and available avenues of redress.  If you have attempted to resolve your issue using an available process and can provide the IG evidence that the process was either flawed or lacked independence, we will review the process to determine whether proper procedures were followed.
 

The CNIC IG reserves the right to decline to investigate any matter brought to our attention if it does not fall under the purview of the IG’s mission.

4-STEP HOTLINE PROCEDURES


Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Headquarters and CNIC's Regional Inspector General Offices all have a designated Hotline Program to provide an opportunity to report significant cases of fraud, waste, and mismanagement.

Before you begin:  Before filing a complaint with a CNIC HQ or one of CNIC’s Regional Inspector General Offices, please review the 4 categories below to ensure the hotline is the appropriate process to resolve your issue.
 

  1. If you have already filed a complaint with another office/agency concerning your issue and the investigation is ongoing, continue to pursue your complaint with that office until the investigation is completed.  We will not initiate an investigation into a complaint that is already being addressed using another process.

  2. If you have already contacted a member of Congress concerning an issue, please continue to pursue resolution of your complaint with your Congressman as we cannot duplicate the process you have already initiated by contacting a member of Congress.

  3. If you need assistance with correcting your official military personnel record and you are no longer on active duty, the appropriate agency to address your request is the Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR).

  4. If you are requesting assistance with dependent/former dependent financial support, please contact your local Region Legal Service Office regarding dependent support.

If none of the above apply to you, review the following 4-Step Hotline Complaint Procedures to determine if you should file a complaint.

1.  CHAIN OF COMMAND

We encourage complainants to first attempt to resolve their issue using the chain of command.  We also refer complainants to other processes established by the Department of the Defense or the Department of the Navy to resolve issues.

First, contact your chain of command to solve the problem.  Start at the lowest possible level and use command channels before elevating them to the next higher level. Discuss your problem with members in your chain of command such as the legal staff, union representative, chaplain, human resource personnel, equal opportunity advisor, your immediate supervisor, and Commanding Officer.  Our experience has shown, with few exceptions, that commands are responsive to complainant's issues.

Military members may want to bring the issue to the attention of:

  • His/Her immediate or second level supervisor

  • Department Head

  • Commanding Officer (see Commanding Officer Request Mast)

   
Civilian personnel
 may want to bring the issue to the attention of:

  • His/Her immediate or 2nd level supervisor

  • Commanding Officer

  • Local Human Resource Office

  • Human Resource Office or Human Resource Service Center

   

2. FORMAL GRIEVANCE

If you are unable to resolve the matter using the chain of command, you may consider filing a formal grievance.  These grievance procedures differ depending on your employment status.

Military members may consider filing one of the following grievances:

  • Complaint of Wrongs Against the Commanding Officer (Article 138),

  • Complaint of Wrongs Against a Superior Outside your chain of command (Article 1150)

  • Equal Opportunity (EO) complaint, if you think you have been sexually harassed or discriminated against

  • Military members who feel they have been reprised against by a superior in their chain of command, may file a Military Whistleblower complaint with DoD IG or the Naval Inspector General.

   
Navy Federal civilian employees may file grievances with the:

  • Your Human Resource Office or Human Resource Service Center

  • Merit Systems Protection Board

  • Administrative Grievance Procedure

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint, if you think you have been sexually harassed or discriminated against

   
Navy Federal civilian employees who feel they have been reprised against by a superior in their chain of command, may file a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel.

Q:  What is the purpose of the Hotline Program?

A:  The purpose of the Hotline Program is to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and inefficiencies in the operation of the Navy.  To be effective, the program requires all personnel to be vigilant against the possibility of illegal or improper acts, and to report to the chain of command, or an IG, any improprieties in this regard.

Q:  Who may use the Hotline?

A:  Anyone can file a hotline complaint.

Q:  Is there a time limit to file a complaint?

A:  Generally, you should submit your complaint within 90 days of the date the alleged wrongdoing occurred.  However, we will consider complaints over 90 days old if you can demonstrate you were unable to meet the time requirement due to extraordinary circumstances or unforeseen delays.

Q:  What issues should you report to the Hotline? 

A:  You should report any issue listed below to your local IG.  Report minor violations to your chain of command.   (Note:  The IG reserves the right to decline to investigate any matter brought to our attention.)

Review the list of matters appropriate for the IG: 

  • Abuse of Authority/Position

  • Bribes/Kickbacks/Acceptance of Gratuities

  • Conflicts of Interests

  • Ethics Violations

  • Fraud/ Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)

  • Gifts (Improper)

  • Improper Referral for Mental Health Evals

  • Mismanagement (Significant Cases)

  • Misuse of Official Time, Gov’t Property, Position and Public Office

  • Political Activities

  • Procurement Issues

  • Purchase Card/Travel Card Abuse

  • Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)

  • Safety/Public Health (Substantial/Specific)

  • Systemic Problems

  • Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)

  • Waste (Gross)

Q:  Can I remain anonymous or request confidentiality?

A:  You may remain anonymous, but we will not be able to contact you for more information. You may request confidentiality.  The IG will make every effort to prevent disclosure of your identity, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

Q  How do you submit a hotline complaint?

A:  We encourage you to submit the allegation(s) in writing by fax, letter, or using the online complaint form.  Our experience has shown that written complaints are more organized, provide more details, and are less emotional.

Q:  How do you determine the status of your investigation or obtain a copy of the report?

A:  Contact the IG office where you submitted your complaint. While the investigation is ongoing, we can only tell you whether the case is open.  Once the investigation is closed, the IG will send you a letter to inform you that your allegations were substantiated or unsubstantiated.   If you wish to obtain more information about the case, you may submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act to the IG office that conducted the investigation to obtain a copy of the report.

Gather information you will need to submit your complaint.  An IG will ask you the questions below:

Who...Service member's or employee's full name, rank/grade, and duty station.

What...Specific wrongdoing and why you believe the activity was misconduct, to include the rule, regulation or law you think they violated.

Where...Location where the wrongdoing occurred. 

When...Specific dates and times. 

How much...Estimated dollar loss.

Why and how...Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense.

What you have done to try to resolve the issue.

What you want the IG to do.

Remember, the more detailed information you provide the better we can assist you.

Your local Inspector General (IG) should be your first point of contact if you are considering filing a hotline complaint. You should not file a complaint with more than one IG office.

View the Contact a CNIC / Region Inspector General tab for a listing of IG offices.  Select the IG office that supports your command to view the options for filing a complaint to include an online complaint submission form.  If you are not sure where to file, you may submit your complaint to Commander, Navy Installations Command IG.  The CNIC IG office will evaluate your complaint to determine the course of action and forward your complaint to the appropriate IG office.  Upon submitting a complaint, you will receive confirmation.

CONTACT CNIC / REGION INSPECTOR GENERAL

Your command should be your first point of contact if you are considering filing a complaint.  You will save time by submitting your complaint to the lowest level in the chain of command.

If you are unable to resolve your issue using your chain of command, you may consider contacting your local IG.  The IG will review your complaint to determine whether or not the issue is a matter for the IG.  The IG will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and tell you an investigation will be conducted or explain why your issue is not appropriate for investigation. 

If you submit your complaint to DoD IG or the Naval Inspector General, your complaint will more than likely be investigated by an IG office in your chain of command. You will save time by submitting your complaint directly to your command IG.

Please be sure to select the CNIC IG or Region IG link on the left navigation bar to file your Online Complaint with the appropriate office.  Click on submit and your form will be directed to the IG selected.

Please review the "4-Step Hotline Procedures" link prior to submitting a complaint.

CNIC INSPECTOR GENERAL

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)
Attn:  Inspector General, N00G
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 1000
Washington Navy Yard, DC  20374-5140 

Toll-free Hotline #: 1-888-850-7559 
Commercial #: (202) 433-2346 
DSN #: 288-2346 
Fax #:  (202) 433-2096 

Hotline Email:  cnic_ig_hotline.fct@navy.mil

 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commandant, Naval District Washington (NDW)
Attn:  Inspector General
720 Kennon Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374 

Commercial #:   (202) 433-4080
Fax #: (202) 433-0555 
E-Mail::  IGHotline.ndw.fcm@navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRNDW include:
Naval Support Activity Annapolis
Naval Support Activity Bethesda
Naval Support Activity Patuxent River
Naval Support Activity South Potomac
Naval Support Activity Washington
Joint Base Bolling Anacostia

 

Commander, Naval District Washington, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA)
Attn:  Inspector General
1510 Gilbert Street
Norfolk, VA  23511

Toll Free #:  1-855-266-1145
Commercial #:  (757) 444-2273
Fax #: (757) 444-4384
Email:: cnrma.ighotline@navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRMA include:
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads, Virginia
Naval Shipyard (NSY), Norfolk, Virginia
Naval Station (NS), Norfolk, Virginia
Naval Air Station (NAS), Oceana, Virginia
Naval Weapons Station (NWS), Yorktown, Virginia
Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), Virginia         
Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania                         
Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE), New London, Connecticut         
Naval Support Activity (NSA), Saratoga Springs, New York               
Naval Weapons Station (NWS), Earle, New Jersey         
Naval Shipyard (NSY), Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane, Indiana
Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island  


Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Inspector General    

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Northwest (CNRNW)
Attn:  Inspector General Office (N00G)
1100 Hunley Road
Silverdale, WA  98315-1100 

Toll-free Hotline #:   1-866-717-9913
Fax #:  (360) 396-1951
Email::   IGHotline.cnrnw@navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRNW include:

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington (NOTE:  All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadron should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General)

Naval Base (NAVBASE), Kitsap, Washington (Includes Naval Base Bangor and Naval Base Bremerton) - (NOTE: All submarine and ship related complaints should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General)

Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island, Washington

Naval Station (NAVSTA) Everett, Washington (NOTE:  All hotline complaints that relate to ships should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General)

   

 

Commander, Navy Region Northwest, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) 
Attn: Inspector General (NOOG)
Box 102 Naval Air Station
Jacksonville, FL  32212-0102 

Toll free hotline #:  1-877-657-9851
Commercial #:  (904) 542-4979
DSN:  942-4979
Fax #:  (904) 542-3097 
DSN Fax#:  942-3097
E-Mail: :  CNRSE_Hotline@navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRSE include:
Naval Air Station (NAS), Corpus Christi, Texas         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Jacksonville, Florida         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Joint Reserve Base (JRB), Fort Worth         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Joint Reserve Base (JRB), New Orleans         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Kingsville, Texas         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Key West, Florida         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Meridian, Mississippi         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Whiting Field, Florida         
Naval Air Station (NAS), Pensacola, Florida         
Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC), Gulfport, Mississippi         
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Mayport, Florida         
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba         
Naval Submarine Base (NSB), Kings Bay, Georgia         
Naval Support Activity (NSA), Orlando, Florida         
Naval Support Activity (NSA), Panama City, Florida   
Naval Support Activity, Mid-South, Memphis, Tennessee
Naval Support Facility Beaufort   

 

Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) 
Office of the Inspector General
750 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA  92132

Commercial Hotline #:  (619) 705-5283
E-mail:   cnrsw_hotline.fct@navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRSW include:

Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California
Commercial Hotline #: (760) 339-2535
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadrons (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nevada
Commercial Hotline #: (775) 426-2899
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadrons (West Coast) should be filed wih Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California
Commercial Hotline #: (559) 998-3860
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadrons (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California
Commercial Hotline #: (760) 939-1222

Naval Base (NAVBASE) Coronado, California
Commercial Hotline #: (619) 545-1073
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadrons and afloat commands (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office).  All hotline complaints that relate to Naval Special Warfare should be filed with Naval Special Warfare Command, Inspector General)

Naval Base (NAVBASE) Point Loma, California
Commercial Hotline #: (619) 553-7171
(NOTE:  All hotline complaints that relate to afloat commands (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

Naval Base (NAVBASE) Ventura County
Commercial Hotline #: (805) 989-9268
(NOTE All hotline complaints that relate to the Air Squadrons (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

Naval Base (NAVBASE) San Diego, California
Commercial Hotline #: (619) 556-0010
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to afloat command (West Coast) should be filed with Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Inspector General's Office)

 

Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Seal Beach, California
Commercial Hotline #:  (562) 626-7194


Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey, California
Commercial Hotline #: (805) 989-9268
(NOTE: All hotline complaints that relate to school vice support issues should be referred to Naval Post Graduate School, Inspector General's Office)

 

Commander, Navy Region Southwest, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (CNREURAFCENT)
Attn: Inspector General
PSC 817, Box 108
FPO AE  09622 

Hotline Commercial #: 39-081-568-2983
Hotline DSN #: 314-626-2983
E-mail:  ighotline@eu.navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNREURAFCENT include:
Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy
Naval Station Rota, Spain
Naval Support Activity, Bahrain
Isa Air Base, Bahrain
Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy
Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece
Camp Lemonnier Djibouti
Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania
Naval Support Facility Redzikowo, Poland

For all CNE/CNA/C6F issues:
DSN:  314-626-2964
Commercial:  (39) 081-568-2964

Before you submit your complaint please read this

Commander, Navy Installations Command, Inspector General

 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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MAILING ADDRESS:

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH)
850 Ticonderoga Street, Suite 110
JBPHH, Hawaii  96860-5101

WALK-IN / IG OFFICE ADDRESS:

Moanalua Navy Services Center
4827 Bougainville Drive, Room 136
Honolulu, HI  96818

Hotline:  1-808-471-1949
Fax:  (808) 471-1954
E-Mail:  prlh-cnrh_ig@navy.mil 

Installations under the cognizance of CNRH include:
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii         
Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Kauai

  

 

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Navy Region Japan
Attn:  Inspector General (N00G)
PSC 473 Box 12
FPO AP  96349-0001

IG Commercial # from overseas:  011-81-46-816-5111
IG Commercial # from off-base within Japan:  046-816-5111
DSN # from CONUS:  315-243-7724
DSN Fax #:  315-243-6619

IG Hotline Commerical # from overseas:  011-81-46-816-7724
IG Hotline Commercial # from off-base within Japan:  046-816-7724
IG Hotline DSN # from CONUS: 315-243-5111
E-mail:  CNRJHotline@us.navy.mil

Installations under the cognizance of CNRJ include:

Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO), Japan        
Commander, Fleet  Activities Yokosuka (CFAY),  Japan       
Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Japan        
Naval Air Facility Atsugi (NAFA), Japan        
Naval Air Facility Misawa (NAFM), Japan      
Naval Support Facility (NSF) Diego Garcia
Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC)

CNRJ has responsibility for IG Complaints arising out of the following regions:        
Commander, Navy Region Korea            
Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC), Korea 

 

Commander, Navy Region Japan, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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Commander, Joint Region Marianas (CJRM)
Attn: Inspector General, J00G
PSC 455 Box 211 FPO AP 96540 

Commercial #:  (671) 349-1001
DSN#:  (315) 349-1001
Fax #:   (671) 349-2006
Email: M-GU-JRM-IG-HOTLINE-FRAUD-WASTE-ABUSE@fe.navy.mil

Installation under the cognizance of CJRM:
Naval Base Guam         
Andersen Air Force Base

 

Joint Region Marianas, Inspector General
 

PDF: Inspector General Action Request Form

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OTHER INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICES

Office of the Naval Inspector General (NAVINSGEN)
Building 172
1254 Ninth Street, SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC  20374-5006

Toll free hotline #: 1-800-522-3451
Fax #: (202) 433-2613
Email:  navighotlines@navy.mil
NAVINSGEN Website: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/ig/Pages/ComplaintProcedure.aspx

Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG)
The Pentagon
Washington, DC  20301-1900

Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-424-9098
Commercial: (703) 604-8799
DSN: 664-8799
FAX:  (703) 604-8567
DoD IG website: http://www.dodig.mil/

To submit a hotline complaint to DoD IG, visit:  http://www.dodig.mil/hotline

RELATED LINKS

ALTERNATE WAYS TO RESOLVE A COMPLAINT



FEDERAL CIVILIAN PERSONNEL who wish to express concern about an issue or gather information regarding an established process may want to contact:

His/Her immediate or 2nd level supervisor
Commanding Officer
Local Human Resource Office
Human Resource Service Center

Employee Relations.   

Practitioners in the employee relations field provide advice and guidance to supervisors on how to address poor performance and employee misconduct.  In such instances, a complex host of requirements concerning performance and misconduct govern matters such as progressive discipline ad procedural due process, and these requirements must be considered in effecting disciplinary actions.  The most severe of these actions, such as suspensions of more than 14 days, demotions, and removals, are often referred to as "adverse actions."

Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP)

A program mandated by Federal Regulations to provide short term non-medical problem solving to civilian employees on personal issues that may be affecting their employment.  It is a vital component of the Drug Free Workplace Program, emergency preparedness, civilian post deployment, and management support.  In the Department of the Navy, CEAP services are de-centralized with each major Echelon 2 command responsible for providing these services to their civilian employees.  To locate CEAP services for a particular major command, please contact the command servicing human resource office or the Director of Civilian Personnel Programs.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

An independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency.  OSC's basic authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Act  (USERRA).  OSC's primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistle blowing.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) - At the bottom of the page, you will see EEO.

The statutes enforced by the EEO Commission make it illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of face, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.  A person who files a complaint or participates in an investigation of an EEO complaint, or who opposes an employment practice made illegal under any of the states enforced by EEO, is protected from retaliation.  Employees or applicants who believe they have been discriminated against by the DON have the right to file a complaint of discrimination.  Complainants have the option to withdraw the complaint during any stage of the process.

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). 
Is an alternate method for resolving disputes and problems outside of the traditional process of grievances, EEO complaints, and litigation.  Mediation is the ADR process most commonly used by Navy and Marine Corps. 

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). 
The Board's mission is to protect Federal merit systems and the rights of individuals within those systems.  MSPB carries out it statutory responsibilities and authorities primarily by adjudicating individual employee appeals and by conducting merit system studies.  In additional, MSPB reviews the significant actions of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to assess the degree to which those actions may affect merit.

MILITARY PERSONNEL who wish to express concern about an issue or gather information regarding an established process may want to contact:

His/Her immediate or second level supervisor
Department Head
Commanding Officer (see "Commanding Officer Request Mast")

If you are unable to resolve the matter using the chain of command, you may consider filing a formal grievance.  These grievance procedures differ depending on your employment status.

Military members may consider filing one of the following grievances:  

Complaint of Wrongs Against the Commanding Officer - Navy Regulations Article 138
Any member of the Armed Forces who believes he/she has been wronged by his Commanding Officer must seek redress with the Commanding Officer personally.  The CO must act upon this request for redress in a timely manner (ordinarily within 30 days) and notify the complainant of the action taken.  If the CO denied you redress, submit a written complaint through the CO to the Secretary of the Navy via the General Court Martial Convening authority (the CO's immediate superior in the chain of command).  

Complaint of Wrongs Against a Superior, Navy Regulations Article 1150 
Any person in the naval service who considers him or herself wronged by an act, omission, decision or order of a person who is superior in rank or command may report the wrong to the proper authority for redress.     

Equal Opportunity (EO)
You may file a complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment, which includes a hostile work environment, using the command complaint resolution processes.  Military should seek assistance from their Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) representative.

If you are unable to resolve the matter using the chain of command, you may consider filing a formal grievance.   There are several ways for Federal Civilian Personnel to file formal complaints.

OVERSIGHT PROGRAM

In accordance with applicable standards and established internal oversight initiatives, the Office of the Inspector General conducts periodic inspections, evaluations, and assessments designed to prevent and detect fraud, waste, misuse, and/or mismanagement of the command's resources throughout its regions, installations, activities, and programs.

Targeted Inspections

Targeted Inspections are narrowly-scoped inspections of a program, a function, or an area of special interest that measures performance and compliance against established standards. Targeted Inspections may be conducted at CNIC HQ, regions, and installations.

Command Inspection Program

The Command Inspection Program is a function to provide an objective and independent assessment of the CNIC Enterprise with focus on policy compliance, mission effectiveness, and risk. Command Inspections are broad-based inspections designed to evaluate mission readiness, performance and quality of life, organizational progress towards meeting strategic goals, identify systemic problems, and improve processes.

External Oversight Audit Liaison
External Oversight Audit Liaisons serve as the single point of contact for audits, area visits, reviews, studies, assessments, and evaluations conducted throughout the CNIC Enterprise by external agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, Department of Defense Inspector General, Naval Audit Service, and the Office of the Naval Inspector General. The primary responsibility of the audit liaison is to coordinate audit decisions and audit follow-up between these external agencies and CNIC to ensure prompt corrective action is taken.

 
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