One of the most common questions we receive concerns the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process. Yes, without question, the process can be confusing to the uninitiated. This is why there are numerous published EEO complaint process charts. Here, we present yet another. Previously, we provided a less colorful, but more explanatory version. The best explanation is likely the non-chart overview version the EEOC provides. Regardless, it is critically important complainants understand the process and associated timelines and burdens. Many EEO complaints are dismissed primarily for the following reasons: timeliness and failure to state a claim. If you are considering filing a complaint, you may want to first review two of our articles: Making initial contact and EEO Claims and Basis.
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