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Equal Opportunity / Equal Employment Opportunity Mission and Policy

As the Commander for the Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, I am personally committed to ensuring Equal Opportunity (EO) for each Sailor and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for each Civilian.

Acts of discrimination and harassment are contrary to our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Additionally, discrimination and harassment adversely affect good order and discipline and unit cohesion and prevent our Navy and Submarine Force from attaining the highest levels of warfighting readiness.

My policy requires all members of this organization be treated with dignity and respect, and for employment/personnel decisions to be made based on merit. Workplace harassment will not be tolerated, and harassing conduct shall be corrected before it becomes severe or pervasive.

Civilians employees and applicants for employment shall be provided EEO regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability (mental or physical), protected EEO activity (participation in the EEO process or opposing discrimination) or genetic information (including genetic testing or family medical history). All applicants will have the freedom to compete on a fair and level playing field with equal opportunity for competition. Equal employment opportunity covers all personnel/employment programs and management practices and decisions, including but not limited to recruitment/hiring, promotion, reassignments, and training and career development. If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed based on any of these categories, you are encouraged to promptly notify the chain of command and/or the USPACFLT EEO office at (808) 471-1624 or (808) 471-0084.

Uniformed members shall be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, or sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity). Military personnel may use may use the Informal Resolution System (IRS), request Captain's Mast or file a formal report by contacting their respective Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Officer personnel.

I require all personnel at every level to take an active role in preventing discrimination, and under no circumstance will reprisal against a member filing a complaint be tolerated. The strength of our EO and EEO programs are the foundation of our continued success. We are committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.