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(EO) Complaint Process


Make an informal complaint Left Arrow If you are the Victim
 

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   Right Arrow     Call the Equal Opportunity Hot Line

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If Behaviror Persists

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File a formal written complaint on DA Form 7279-R with
any of the agencies shown below. Complaints must be filed within 60 days of the incident. Complaints made after 60 days may be pursued at the commander's discretion. 


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Reporting Authorities

 
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Three Days
Complaints, except those filed with the IG must be acted upon within 3 calendar days. Complaints filed with an agency against a member of the Chain of Command will be referred to the next higher commander in the chain. All formal complaints will be reported within 72 hours to the first General Courts-Martial Convening Authority (GCMCA) in the Chain of Command. Provide a progress report to the GCMCA 20 days after the date on which the investigation commenced and 14 days thereafter until completion. 

 
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Fourteen Days
The Commander or the investigating officer appointed by the commander has 14 days to investigate the allegations. The commander will meet with the victim and the subject(s) of the complaint to discuss the outcome and results. A 30-day extension may be granted from the next higher commander if circumstances require it. Further extensions can be approved only by the first general officer in the Chain of Command. Complainants must be notified of the extensions.

 
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Seven Days
The complainant and/or subject(s) of the complaint have 7 calendar days to appeal to the next higher commander if he or she is dissatisfied with the investigation results or action taken. That commander has 14 days to act on the appeal and provide written feedback on the results. Final decision on complaints/appeals not resolved at brigade level rest with the General Courts-Martial Convening Authority.

 
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30-45 Days
Thirty to forty-five days after final decision of the formal complaint (substantiated and unsubstantiated), an assessment is conducted by the equal Opportunity Advisor to determine the effectiveness of any corrective actions taken and to detect and deter any incidents or reprisal. Reports and recommendations are submitted to the Commander on a DA Form 7279-1-R NLT 45 days following final decisions made on complaints.