Mission: Advise, train and educate Command Teams, Soldiers and Family members to understand, use and execute the Army equal opportunity program in order to sustain and/or improve leadership and unit cohesion that maximizes human potential and ensures fair treatment for all persons based on merit, fitness, and capability in support of unit readiness.
4th Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Office
1853 O'Connell Blvd.
Building 1042, 3rd Floor
Fort Carson, CO 80913
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Equal Opportunity Office: The U.S. Army will provide Equal Opportunity and fair treatment for military personnel and Family members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin and and sexual orientation while providing an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.
SHARP Office: Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders. Sexual assault is a crime defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
EEO Office: Provide quality EEO programs, services, training, and advice to the Fort Carson community that sustains a discrimination-free workplace.
Inspector General (IG) Office: Inspector General serves as an extension of the Commanding General by providing an independent and impartial assessment of the morale, welfare, and discipline of the Command and reports on other matters that impact upon the economy and or efficiency of the Command.
|If you are ...||And you believe ...||You should contact ...|
|A military service member or a dependant family member.||You were treated unfairly based on your race, color, gender religion or national origin or sexual orientation.||Your unit's EO leader or EO advisor (not confidential)|
|You were sexually assualted||Your unit's SHARP specialist. 24/7 SHARP helpline: 719-338-9654 (confidentiality and privilege)|
|You were sexually harrassed||Your unit's SHARP specialist (Limited confidentiality)|
|A DA/DOD employee, former employee, or applicant for federal employment.||You were treated unfairly based on your race, color, religion, national origin, sex (includes sexual harassment), age (40 and up), disability (physical and mental), reprisal, or genetics.||The Fort Carson EEO Office (not confidential)|
|A US citizen||You have a concern that pertains to an activity of the US Government, specifically the US Army and/or its members||The Fort Carson IG Office (limited confidentiality)|
4ID and Fort Carson EO Advisers
4ID EO Program Manager 719-526-9468
4ID Senior EO Adviser 719-526-4304
4ID EO Adviser 719-526-4305
4ID EO Adviser 719-526-2761
1 SBCT EO Adviser 719-503-2098
2 IBCT EO Adviser 719-503-4998
3 ABCT EO Adviser 719-524-6914
4 CAB EO Adviser 719-524-6220
4 SB EO Adviser 719-526-6412
71st OD EO Adviser 719-526-0308
10th SFG EO Adviser 719-526-8468
EO Leaders Course
EOLC is a nine-day leadership course and is designed to prepare leaders to fulfill their role and responsibilities at the battalion or lower level as the commander's EO subject matter expert. EOLC graduates are the eyes and ears of the unit, constantly measuring the pulse of the organization by continuously assessing the climate, identifying climate detractors, assisting andIor conducting ethnic observances and reporting and assisting Soldiers and leaders with conflict resolution – solving problems at the lowest level. IN CHART, change Course Dates for February to Feb. 10-21, Packets Due remains Jan. 14, 2020.
All tenant units EOLC students send packet to: email@example.com
|Class #||Course Dates||Packets Due||Location|
|01-20||Sept. 30-Oct. 10, 2019||Sept. 9, 2019||Building 1042, room 316|
|02-20||Jan. 6-16, 2020||Dec. 16, 2019||Building 1042, room 316|
|03-20||Feb. 10-21, 2020||Jan. 14, 2020||Building 1042, room 316|
|04-20||April 20-30, 2020||March 30, 2020||Building 1042, room 316|
|05-20||June 22-July 2, 2020||June 1, 2020||Building 1042, room 316|
|06-20||Aug. 17-27, 2020||July 27, 2020||Building 1042, room 316|
|November||Native American Indian
|1SBCT||Nov. 1-30 Held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019|
|January||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday||DIVARTY||Third Monday of January Held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020|
|February||African-American/Black History Month||3ABCT||Feb. 1-29 Held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020|
|March||Women’s History Month||4SB||March 1-31 Held Wednesday, March 18, 2020|
|April/May||Holocaust Remembrance/Days of Remembrance||71EOD||April 28 to May 5 (Yom Hashoa) Held Wednesday, April 29, 2020|
|May||Asian/Pacific Heritage Month||2IBCT||May 1-31 Held Wednesday, May 20, 2020|
|June||Army Heritage Month||HHBN, 4ID||June 1-30 Held Wednesday, June 17, 2020|
|June||LGBT Pride Month||4ID||June 1-30 Held Wednesday, June 17, 2020|
|August||Women’s Equality Day||10SFG(A)||Aug. 26 Held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020|
|Hispanic Heritage Month||4CAB||Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 Held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020|
DownloadsCommanding General's Policy Letters
- Equal Employment Opportunity Program
- Equal Opportunity Program
- Equal Opportunity Complaint Process
- Treatment of Persons
- Open Door Policy
- AR 600-20 Army Command Policy
- DoD Dir 1350.2 Military EO Program
- DA FORM 7279
- FORSCOM Supplement to AR 600-20
- Equal Opportunity Branch
- Army Diversity
- Command Climate Survey
- Army Publications
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
- Army SHARP Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What is the purpose of the Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Program?
- The Department of the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness, and capability in support of readiness.
- 2. What are the goals of the Army's (EO) program?
- To provide EO for military personnel, and family members, both on and off post and within the limits of the laws of localities, states, and host nations. Create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and women of America's Army. Additionally, in many circumstances, DA civilians may use the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint system.
- 3. What publication or Regulations governs the Army Equal Opportunity Program and Prevention of Sexual Harassment?
- Army Regulations 600-20 Chapter 6 covers the Equal Opportunity Program in the Army. Chapter 7 covers the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, and Appendix E covers the EO/Sexual Harassment Complaint Processing System.
- 4. Does Headquarters Department of the Army EO have a Hotline?
- Yes, 1 (800) 267-9964.
- 5. What areas of complaints does the EO complaints processing system address?
- The EO complaints processing system addresses complaints that allege unlawful discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.
- 6. What are two types of EO complainant's?
- Informal and Formal Complaint. An informal complaint is any complaint that as soldier, family member or DA civilian does not wish to file in writing. Informal complaints may be resolved directly by the individual, with the help of another unit member, the commander or other person in the complainant?s chain of command. A formal complaint is one that complaint files in writing and swears to the accuracy of the information. Formal complaints require specific actions, are subject to timelines, and require documentation of the actions taken.
- 7. What form is used to file a formal complaint?
- DA Form 7279-R should be used file a formal complaint.
- 8. How much time does a Soldier have to file a formal complaint?
- Soldiers have 60 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident in which to file a formal complaint. This time limit is established to set reasonable parameters for the inquiry or investigation and resolution of complaints, to include ensuring the availability of witnesses, accurate recollection of events, and timely remedial action. If a complaint is received after 60 calendar days, the commander may/may not conduct an investigation into the allegations or appoint an investigating officer.
- 9. The commander has how many days to conduct an investigation?
- The commander has 14 calendar days (or three weekend drill periods for Reserve Components) in which to conduct an investigation, either personally or through appointment of an investigating officer. If due, to extenuating circumstances, it becomes impossible to conduct a complete investigation within 14 calendar days allowed, the command may obtain an extension from the next higher commander for usually not more than 30 calendar days.
- 10. What are my responsibilities when submitting a complaint?
- a) Advise the command of the specifics of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination complaints and provide the command an opportunity to take appropriate action to rectify/resolve the issue.
- b) Submit only legitimate complaints and exercise caution against unfounded or reckless charges.
- c) It is recommended that you attempt to resolve the complaint by first informing the alleged offender that the behavior must stop.
- 11. What are some techniques to deal with Sexual Harassment?
- a) Direct approach. Confront the harasser and tell him/her that the behavior is not appreciated, not welcomed and that it must stop. Stay focused on the behavior not the impact. Use common courtesy. Write down the thoughts before approaching the individual involved.
- b) Indirect approach. Send a letter to the harasser stating the facts, personal feelings about the inappropriate behavior and expected resolution.
- c) Third party. Request assistance from another person. Ask someone else to talk to the harasser, to accompany the victim, or to intervene on behalf of the victim to resolve the conflict.
- d) Chain of Command. Report the behavior to immediate supervisor or others in the chain of command and ask for assistance in resolving the situation.
- e) File a formal complaint. Details for filing an informal or formal complaint are in AR 600-20, Appendix D.
- 12. How do I become an Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA)?
- Get with your Installation EOA for guidance.