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1 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity The Army Equal Opportunity Program

2 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity OVERVIEW l policy and concept l affirmative actions l behavior characteristics l impact of individual & institutional discrimination l identifying & countering sexual harrassment

3 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity OVERVIEW l Legal consequences participating in sexual harrassment l program components l Individual responsibilities of EO and Sexual Harassment l importance of honesty and open interpersonal comunications

4 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity POLICY l equal treatment without regard to race, national origin, color, gender, or religion l applies both on/off post l applies to working, living and recreational environments l no provisions for age or physical disability.

5 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity CONCEPT l responsibility of leadership l ensure fair treatment of all soldiers based on merit, fitness, and capability l maximize human potential l contributes to unit cohesion and is a readiness issue

6 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity COMPONENTS l command support & leader commitment l clearly stated policy l sequential & progressive training

7 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity COMPONENTS l effective and responsive complaint system l frequent climate assessments l evenhanded enforcement of sanctions

8 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity IMPLEMENTATION l policy guidance l prevention of sexual harassment l staffing l on-post activities

9 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity IMPLEMENTATION l off-post activities l complaint procedures l affirmative action plan l equal opportunity training

10 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity RELATED ELEMENTS l extremist organizations l Army language policy l accommodating religious practices

11 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity EXTREMIST ORGANIZATIONS l inconsistent with responsibilities of military service l participation is prohibited l chapter 4, para 4-12, AR

12 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity LANGUAGE POLICY l operational language is English l English is required while performing military functions l personal conversation not regulated l chapter 4, AR

13 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity RELIGIOUS PRACTICES l It is the Armys policy to approve requests for accommodation of religious practices when they will not have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, standards, health, safety, or discipline, or otherwise interfere with the performance of military duties. l DA Pam

14 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity SEXUAL HARASSMENT l definition l types of sexual harassment l behaviors subject to UCMJ

15 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity DEFINITION l A form of sex discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, or physical contact of a sexual nature when: –submission to conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of job, pay or career, OR –submission or rejection of conduct is made as a basis for career or employment decisions, OR –conduct interferes with an individuals performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

16 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity QUID PRO QUO l this for that l examples: –demanding sexual favors in exchange for a promotion or raise –disciplining or firing a subordinate who refuses sexual advances –threats of poor evaluation for refusing a relationship

17 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT l offensive, unwanted, and unsolicited comments and behavior l examples: –derogatory gender based terms –comments about body parts –suggestive pictures, posters, or calendars –explicit jokes of sexual or sexist nature –assault or rape

18 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity UCMJ ACTIONS l Article 89 disrespect toward a superior officer l Article 91 insubordinate conduct toward an NCO or WO l Article 117 provoking speech or gestures l Article 134 bribery and graft, indecent assault, or communicating a threat l Article 127 extortion l Article 133 conduct unbecoming an officer l Article 93 cruelty and maltreatment

19 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity TYPES OF COMPLAINTS l informal l formal

20 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity INFORMAL l not in writing l resolved at lowest level l may or may not involve commander l no suspense/not reportable l no less important than a formal complaint

21 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity FORMAL l may be filed with other agencies l sworn statement on DA Form 7279-R l subject to timelines l requires a follow up assessment l complaints filed with the IG are processed IAW AR 20-1

22 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity RESPONSIBILITIES l Commander l Individual l Equal Opportunity Representative l Equal Opportunity Advisor

23 AMEDDC&S Equal Opportunity CLICK ON LINK BELOW Im Finished!!!!

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