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27 Jul 22
As Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), I am committed to
maintaining a work environment free from unlawful and prohibited
discrimination for all Service members and Civilian employees of the
workforce. I expect all leaders, military and civilian, to take an
active role in fostering an environment where all personnel are treated
with dignity and respect and encouraged to perform at their full
Service members will be afforded Military Equal Opportunity (MEO)
without prohibited discrimination based on race, color, national origin,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, or sexual
Civilian employees will be provided Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender
identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability
(mental and physical), protected
(participating in the
EEO process or
opposing discrimination), or genetic information (including genetic
testing or family medical history).
EEO is the
responsibility of all hands, both Service members and Civilian
employees. I expect all of us to fully support the Department of Navy’s
military EO and civilian
EEO policies and
initiatives. The chain of command or supervisor is the preferred method
to address MEO concerns.
For further assistance or to file a complaint, service members may
contact their Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Program Manager.
Civilian employees or applicants should immediately contact the
servicing EEO office,
which can be found via this link:
https://www.cpf.navy.mil/employees/equal-employment-opportunity/. Civilian employees have 45 days after the alleged action, or
knowledge thereof, to initiate a timely discrimination complaint. Under
no circumstance will retaliation or reprisal against an individual
filing a complaint be condoned or tolerated.
We must foster a Culture of Excellence! Leaders will proactively and
regularly monitor the command climate to identify, and eliminate
barriers to equal opportunity. We must continuously assess ways to
the employer of choice and advance the Navy as the service of choice.
Equality of opportunity is essential to attracting, developing and
retaining the most qualified workforce and talent to support our current
and future strategic missions and maintain maritime superiority through
warfighting and warfighters.
S. J. PAPARO