The EOUSA EEO and Diversity Management Staff (EEO/DMS) supports EOUSA and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices (USAOs) by promoting equal employment opportunity, diversity, and inclusion within the EOUSA and USAO community. Our mission is to provide timely, impartial, and superior customer service in the areas of EEO training, complaint processing, conflict resolution, affirmative employment programs, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For information about the Department of Justice EEO policies, plans and procedures, visit: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/policy.
Filing an EEO Complaint
An EOUSA or USAO employee or an applicant for employment with EOUSA or the USAOs may file an EEO complaint if they believe that they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, reprisal, or parental status. If you believe that you are the victim of employment discrimination, you must contact the EEO/DMS or file the pre-complaint form within 45 calendar days of the alleged discrimination. Information on the EEO complaint process may be found here. On the same page you will be able to access the e-filing contact sheet (pre-complaint form). You may submit your e-filing contact sheet (pre-complaint form) to Julie S. Lu at Julie.Lu@usdoj.gov.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The EEO/DMS offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to aggrieved persons and complainants. ADR is a process designed to resolve conflict without litigation. For more information on ADR or if you would like to request ADR for your pending EEO case, please contact your EEO counselor/specialist or the EEO/DMS at (202) 252-1450.
Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services
It is the policy of the USAOs and EOUSA to provide reasonable and effective accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. In addition, we are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are offered the resources necessary to be successful and productive members of the USAO/EOUSA workforce. Reasonable accommodations enhance the ability of qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for jobs, perform the essential functions of the job, and enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.
Personal assistance services (PAS) are services needed by a person with a targeted disability to perform essential job functions. PAS requests are provided as a reasonable accommodation, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. A request for PAS is processed in the same manner as a reasonable accommodation request.
For more information on reasonable accommodation and PAS, please see the corresponding policy and instruction.
Architectural Barriers Act
The Architectural Barriers Act requires buildings or facilities to be accessible if they are designed, built, or altered with federal dollars or leased by federal agencies after August 12, 1968. Complaints about inaccessibility of Department of Justice buildings or facilities should be made directly to the U.S. Access Board.
Affirmative Employment Program and Special Emphasis Programs
The EOUSA Affirmative Employment Program is dedicated to ensuring that affirmative employment efforts permeate the organization through an active outreach and recruitment program and a robust special emphasis program. The special emphasis program is designed to promote equal employment opportunity in the federal workplace, and strives to ensure that the Department's workforce is drawn from the broadest segments of American society so that it can meet the present and future needs of this Nation. For more information about the Affirmative Employment Program and special emphasis programs within the Department, click here or contact the EEO/DMS at (202) 252-1450.
EOUSA EEO and Diversity Management Staff
175 N Street, NE, Suite 5.1600
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 252-1450 (phone)