OVERVIEW OF EEO COMPLAINT PROCESS Occurrence 45 days Traditional Counseling Resolved Counselor Contact 30 90 days Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR Notice of Right to File Formal 15 days Reso by NIHhealth

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									                           OVERVIEW OF EEO COMPLAINT PROCESS
                                                              Occurrence

                                                                             45 days


                           Traditional                     Counselor Contact                                           Alternative
                           Counseling                                                                               Dispute Resolution
                                                                             30-90 days*
                                                                                                                         (ADR)

     Resolved                                               Notice of Right
                                                            to File Formal                                                                Resolved
                                                                             15 days


                                                           Formal Complaint                     Claims Accepted                       All Claims
                                                                Filed                                and/or                           Dismissed
                                                                                                   Dismissed
                                                                             180-360 days**


           180 days
                                                            Accepted Claims
                                                       Investigated, Report Issued
                                                                                                   30 days
                                   30 days
                                                                             30 days
EEOC Hearing and AJ                                                                                                    Final Agency
 Decision Requested                                        Alternative Dispute                                       Decision Requested
                                                           Resolution (ADR)                   90 days

                                             90 days
                 30 days
                                                                                                 Resolved

                                        Not Resolved                                                    30 days
      180 days

                                                             No election made

Findings and Conclusions                                           60 days
         Issued
                                                                                                                      60 days
                              40 days
                                                         Final Agency Action/Decision

                                                                   30 days


                                                                                                                                30 days
                                                            Appeal to EEOC
           Informal Complaint
           Process                                                                            90 days
                                                              90 or 180 days ***                             * Maximum time for Counseling/ADR.
                                                                                                             **Maximum allowable investigation
           EEOC                                                                                              time where amendments filed or
                                                           Federal District Court                            complaints consolidated.
                                                                                                             ***90 days to file civil action after
           DHHS/OPDIV                                                                                        receipt; 180 days to file civil action if no
                                                                                                             decision received.

								
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