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Uh Oh, it’s EO

Posted 2/14/2012   Updated 2/14/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Equal Opportunity Office

2/14/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Ever heard a co-worker say, "Uh oh, it's EO. Everyone be on your best behavior," when personnel from the Equal Opportunity office come to visit? Perhaps, coincidentally, it's the office's coffee break time and everyone disappears.

These are often the scenarios EO runs into when entering a workplace because of the negative stereotype and perception of the office.

While being a superhero may be something that one or two EO personnel desire to become, truth is, personnel are not running around with capes on trying to capture the bad guy or girl.

In actuality, EO's role is to assist commanders with providing equal treatment and employment opportunity by enhancing unit cohesiveness, military readiness and mission accomplishment.

Although EO is mostly known for handling complaints of unlawful discrimination based on a person's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age (over 40), disability, genetic information and reprisal, the EO office tries to eliminate such incidences from occurring through services they offer.

To aid in creating a healthy human relations climate, EO offers the following: team building, alternative dispute resolution (mediation/facilitation), unit climate assessments, out and abouts, diversity training and human relations education.

These tools provide the skills and training to help develop communication and reduce workplace conflict.

So, the next time someone from the EO office visits a work center, hopefully without a cape on, say "hi" rather than hide, because there is more to EO than just filing complaints.

For more information, contact the Equal Opportunity office at 781-225-6397.



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