Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

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The Equal Opportunity (EO) program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness, and capability in support of readiness. EO philosophy is based on fairness, justice, and equity. 

 

Commanders are responsible for sustaining a positive EO climate within their units. Specifically, the goals of the EO program are to-

  • Provide EO for military personnel and family members, both on and off post and within the limits of the laws of localities, states, and host nations.

  • Create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of the US Army.

  • Additionally, in many circumstances, Department of the Army (DA) civilians may use the Equal Employment Opportunity complaint system. Army Regulation 690-600, Equal Opportunity Employment Discrimination Complaints, provides further guidance.