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Equal Employment Opportunity Program Instructions

1. Purpose

This Instruction defines the various Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Employment Programs of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). It provides the procedures and guidance for initiating and processing complaints alleging discrimination, those agencies and officials responsible for the timely and judicious handling of EEO complaint matters, and the rights and responsibilities of persons participating in the EEO complaint process.

2. Scope

This Instruction applies to all OJP employees and applicants for employment.

EEO Complaint Process

Information Stage

You have the right to initiate contact with an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, or in the case of a personnel action, with 45 calendar days of the effective date of the action.