NAVY - OPNAV 5354.1E
(PERS-61) NAVY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO) POLICY
|Publication Date:||22 January 2001|
To implement reference (a), which directs the Department of the Navy (DON) policy and provides guidance on equal opportunity (EO), including prevention of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment (SH). This is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
a. The provisions of this instruction apply without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, or religion within constraints of the law to all active duty Navy, Naval Reserve, and assigned civilian personnel (not to supersede the provisions of paragraph (3b)).
b. Policies and procedures on DON Civilian Discrimination Complaints Program are issued as a separate instruction by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Personnel/Equal Employment Opportunity (DASN CP/EEO). DON civilian EEO policy implements the regulatory requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1614, and is provided in reference (b). SH policy for civilian personnel is outlined in reference (c). Civilian employees who raise allegations of discrimination shall be referred to the appropriate servicing human resources office (HRO). Civilian personnel policy instructions concerning EEO and SH have applicability to Navy commands/staffs employing U.S. civilian personnel and to all civilian employees, the commanding officer (CO), and all military managers and supervisors of civilian personnel.
C. This instruction discusses only EO. Other forms of unacceptable conduct, such as supremacist activity, hazing, and fraternization are addressed in references (d), (e), and (f).