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JBSA Equal Opportunity

JBSA EO strives to accomplish its mission by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that could prevent JBSA members from rising to their highest potential. Our Vision: A diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the American people and leverages the talents of all members to maximize the Total Force’s Combat readiness and capabilities for the Joint Team. Military policies are in place to ensure the organizations conduct their affairs free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. The policies also provide for equal opportunity and treatment for all members irrespective of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or in the case of civilian employees, genetic information act (GINA) age (40+), sexual orientation and transgender, and handicapping conditions except as prescribed by statue or policy. Civilians have 45 calendar days from the date they became aware of any perceived discrimination to file and EO complaint or may contact the EO office.

**Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Hotline
The AF Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Hotline is available 24 hours a day. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-888-231-4058. Air National Guard members can also contact the National Guard EO hotline at 703-607-5462 or 1-800-371-0617.

** EEO Complaint Process (click here)
** Military Complaint Process (click here)

** Military Complaint Options/Procedures Informal
• Address issue with the person or request intervention by a co-worker
• Use the chain of command
• Use the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
• File informal complaint with EO office Formal
• Lodge and document complaint with EO. Allegations must be submitted no more than 60 days after the alleged offense. Civilian Complaint Options/Procedures Informal
• Initiate contact with an EO Counselor within 45 days of the occurrence of the alleged discrimination
• Participate in the ADR program Formal
• File complaint within 15 days of receipt of Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint

** Air Force Disability Program Manager 
Mrs. Kendra Duckworth is the A1Q point of contact for EO issues. Her email address is kendra.duckworth@pentagon.af.mil and office phone is (240) 612-4006 or DSN 612-4006.

The Air Force Discrimination and Sexual Harassment hotline is 1-888-231-4058 which is available 24 hours.  Air National Guard members can contact the 
National Guard EO hotline at 1-730-607-5462 or 1-800-371-0617.

The Air Force Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harssment Hotline.  
Toll Free: 1-888-231-4058 Commercial: 210-565-5214 DSN: 665-5214

**Our Customers:
Active Duty, Retired Military, Family Members, and DoD Civilians.

Our Vision: A diverse and inclusive Air Force that reflects the American people and leverages the talents of all Airmen to maximize the Total Force’s Combat readiness and capabilities for the Joint Team. 

Our Mission: Create an inclusive USAF culture that embraces, values, and utilizes the diversity within our service and actively promotes fairness and Equal Opportunity in the workplace.

** DoD Directive 1440.1, DoD Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program - At sub-section 5.2.7, of this document (page 6) the Secretary of Defense assigns to the Heads of DoD Components the responsibility to "ensure fair, impartial, and timely investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination in employment, including complaints of sexual harassment" by implementing the procedures outlined in sub-section 6.2.4 (page 8). Each DoD Component, therefore, has its own discrimination complaint program and process, to include the issuance of final agency decisions and the payment of judgments, when appropriate.

** The U.S. Department of Defense is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. 

For persons with disabilities experiencing difficulties accessing content on a particular website, please use the form @ DoD Section 508 Form.  In this form, please indicate the nature of your accessibility issue/problem and your contact information so we can address your issue or question. 

For more information about Section 508, please visit the DoD Section 508 website http://www.access-board.gov/the-board/laws/rehabilitation-act-of-1973#508

** The EEO Governing Directives
http://eeoc.gov/    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion. Prohibits reprisal/retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing any unlawful employment practice covered by Title VII.
     Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.    
     Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides additional remedies for intentional discrimination and unlawful harassment in the work place.
** http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm    Age Discrimination in Employment Act
(ADEA) prohibits discrimination in employment based on age (40 years of age and older).
** http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm ,  Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 501 
Requires federal agencies to make reasonable accommodation for known limitations of federal qualified disabled applicants or employees.
** http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/equalcompensation.cfm   Equal Pay and Compensation Discrimination Act
Prohibits employers from paying employees of one sex less wages than those of the opposite sex and defines equal work as the jobs being compared require equal skill, effort and responsibility, and are performed under similar working conditions.
** http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/directives/md110.cfm  Management Directive (MD-110) - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Directive for 29 C.F.R. 1614
** http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/nofearact.html  Air Force No FEAR Act Data
The No FEAR Act provides protection against retaliation for disclosing possible violations of fraud, waste, and abuse. The Act requires federal agencies to post on their websites a summary of statistical data relating to EEO complaints filed with the agency. Click "No FEAR Act Data" under the Air Force Links column.

JBSA-Lackland Office
1701 Kenly Avenue 
Building 2484, Suite 138
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236
Commercial (210) 671-4284
Commercial Fax (210) 671-2162 
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday

JBSA-Randolph Office
355 B Street West, Suite 4
JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150
Commercial (210) 652-3749
Commercial Fax (210) 652-7313 
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Office
2250 Engineer Street
Building 4156, Suite 21
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Commercial (210) 221-7798
Commercial Fax (210) 221-1322
Hours of operation:  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed Friday