Selective Service System
A Selective Service employee, an applicant for Federal
employment, or an individual benefiting from a Selective Service
administered employment program may institute an EEO complaint
if that employee or applicant believes that he/she has been
discriminated against based on one or more of these factors:
(INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT)
(PHYSICAL OR MENTAL)
Procedures for processing individual complaints of
discrimination based on any one or more of the nine factors:
applicant contacts the Selective Service’s EEO Office to
request an EEO counselor within 45 calendar days of alleged
discriminatory action -- incident or personnel action which
gives rise to complaint. If personnel action, the Selective
Service EEO Office must be contacted within 45 calendar days
of its effective date. The EEO counselor has 30 calendar days
from the initial interview to attempt informal resolution. If
final counseling interview is not completed within 30 calendar
days, the counselor, on the 30th day, informs complainant of
right to file formal complaint. Counseling may be extended if
the matter is not resolved within the 30 calendar days. Any
extension of the counseling period may not exceed an
additional 60 calendar days.
Selective Service EEO Complaint/Harassment/Retaliation Complaint
resolution fails, the employee/applicant is issued a final
counseling report and a notice of rights. A formal complaint
may be filed with the EEO director, within 15 calendar days of
receipt of the final counseling report and notice of rights.
If the formal
complaint is accepted for processing, an investigation must be
completed within 180 calendar days from the filing date. If
the complaint is dismissed, the complainant is notified of the
reasons for dismissal and the right to appeal the decision to
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
investigation has been completed, the complainant is provided
a copy of the investigative file. Within 30 days of receipt of
the investigative file, the complainant has the right to
request an EEOC hearing or an immediate final decision by the
agency’s EEO director.
may be resolved at any time. If a resolution is reached, a
written settlement agreement is prepared and signed.
complainant does not request a hearing or a final decision
within 30 calendar days, the EEO director will issue the final
of a final decision, the complainant may appeal to the EEOC
within 30 calendar days or may file a civil action in an
appropriate U.S. District Court within 90 calendar days.
complainant may also file a civil action in an appropriate
U.S. District Court if he/she has not received a final
decision within 180 days of filing a formal complaint; if no
decision from the EEOC has been received within 180 days of
filing a notice of appeal with the EEOC; or within 90 days of
receipt of EEOC's final decision.
information concerning class complaints of discrimination
and/or other matters concerning the processing of EEO
complaints, please contact the EEO director on 703.605.4022.