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Equal Opportunity

EO Mission: To foster a workplace environment free from barriers by promoting equal opportunity and facilitating fair and equitable treatment. To encourage resolution at the lowest level and to ensure federal laws and Air Force policies regarding sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination are upheld.

Complaint Process

Military: IAW AFI 36-2706, informal complaints have no reporting time requirements and are conducted locally. Formal complaints must be filed within 60 days of the last occurrence of alleged discriminatory offense. Formal complaint clarification is conducted by the EO staff.

DoD Civilian: Under 29 CFR part 1614.105, to file a formal complaint, an individual must initiate contact with an EO counselor within 45 calendar days of the date the matter alleged to be discriminatory took place or in the case of a personnel action, within 45 days of the effective date of the action, or within 45 days of when individual first becomes aware of alleged discriminatory action or the effective date of personnel action. Informal complaints have no reporting time requirements.

Contractors: The general rule is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has no jurisdiction over complaints of discrimination filed against independent consultants and contractors used by agencies. However, in determining whether an employee is a contract or government employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There are eleven factors, which must be considered in such cases and no one factor is decisive.

For more on the eleven factors see attached EEOC Guidance:

EEOC Guidance on Contract Employees

Letters and Orders

Team Activities

Purpose: To promote and provide team building tools through targeted engaging activities. Focus of team building activities are to captivate team towards a specific goal and purpose.

Examples of Activities:

  • Teamwork/Communication
  • True Colors


The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) of 1996 is the foundation of the Hanscom Alternative Dispute Resolution program. This statue authorizes the use of ADR to resolve disputes within the federal government. The two common used techniques are:

Mediation: A structured process that involves the assistance of a qualified mediator to help resolve issues of concerns between two parties.

Facilitation: An unstructured and flexible process in which a trained neutral facilitator assists a group of people resolve issues of concerns.


Col. Chad R. Ellsworth

Hanscom Air Force Base Commander's Policy on
Equal Opportunity

As commander of the 66th Air Base Group, I affirm the Air Force's commitment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which guarantees Equal Opportunity (EO) for all employees, military or civilian, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and additionally for civilian employees age, disability, orgenetic information. The Air Force is committed to providing a work environment which all people are treated with respect and dignity. It is everyone's responsibility to promote and maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and reprisal.

Contact Information

66th Air Base Group Equal Opportunity

Building 1240 in rooms 304, 305, 306, 404

Telephone Number: 781-225-6397

DSN Telephone Number: 845-6397