In accordance with EEO laws, employees are protected from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or reprisal. All personnel have the right to perform their jobs and advance in their career without fear of discrimination or reprisal.
Reasonable Accommodation Process
Reasonable Accommodation is an adjustment or alteration that allows individuals to apply for jobs, gain access, perform job functions and enjoy employment privileges. The goal of reasonable accommodations is to enable qualified individuals and applicants with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their positions and to enjoy benefits and privileges of equal employment opportunities as enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), qualified employee or applicant with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
ADR is an alternative avenue, in lieu of litigation or administrative proceedings, for resolving workplace disputes. Participation in ADR is voluntary. However, Department of the Navy managers and supervisors are strongly encouraged to participate in ADR processes when employees choose this mechanism for resolution of work place disputes and EEO complaints. ADR empowers and enables the participating parties to develop and seek mutually acceptable solutions.
The preferred method of ADR for the Department of the Navy is mediation. Mediation is an informal process and uses a neutral third party known as a mediator to facilitate the parties' resolution of the dispute. The mediators will not provide legal or personnel advice. The mediator has no power to make a decision or evaluate the merits of the issues at the table; instead, the mediator works with all parties to facilitate discussion that may or may not lead to the parties reaching a voluntary agreement of their own making.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Navy Region Southeast EEO Office at (904) 542-2297/2802
The flyer below contains vital information about the EEO complaint process. Please feel free to print, review, and distribute the flyer throughout the workplace.
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