Equal Opportunity Roles and Responsibilities: Commanders

 Commanders' Responsibilities

· Fully support and encourage resolution of equal opportunity complaints at the lowest level.

· Provide an atmosphere free from retaliation/reprisal.

· Know and publicize the various channels and procedures for filing complaints or electing to resolve issues through informal channels.

· Recommend that the mediation procedure be utilized whenever appropriate.

· Take action immediately "whenever" an allegation of discrimination is found to be valid.

· When discrimination is alleged, but cannot be confirmed, eliminate any management deficiencies uncovered through examination of the circumstances.

· Provide timely resolution and feedback to the complainant or alleged offender.

· Follow-up with all individuals involved. Monitor to see that discrimination and sexual harassment are stopped and that there is no form of reprisal activities.