New Equal Opportunity Database Helps Better Track Complaints

Story Number: NNS120423-15Release Date: 4/23/2012 3:41:00 PM
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By Ensign Amber Lynn Daniel, Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- As announced by NAVADMIN 137/12, the Navy Equal Opportunity (EO) Office has worked with Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) to release the first centralized database within the Navy to track military Equal Opportunity formal and informal complaints, including sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

The Military Equal Opportunity Network (MEONet) is a standalone online web-based program that standardizes, tracks and reports administrative actions associated with the primary duties of Equal Opportunity advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program managers.

The MEONet also serves as a valuable tool for Navy command leadership to assess command climate. The centralized database provides leadership the ability to identify complaint trends and implement corrective actions.

"MEONet is a valuable resource for commanders to use when conducting command climate assessments, allowing them to establish and maintain a climate of inclusion," said George Bradshaw, director of Navy Equal Opportunity. "Establishing a climate of inclusion is a key component of the Navy's Equal Opportunity Program, and the MEONet will go a long way in assisting commanders in meeting this mission requirement."

The MEONet allows users to track formal and informal EO complaints from initiation to resolution. Additionally, it offers features for users to track general assistance provided to military members. It can also generate standardized, printable Memorandum for the Record (MFR).

The MEONet augments the current EO data collection process to include tracking of all general assistance provided to Sailors by Equal Opportunity advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program managers. The MEONet can also generate general status reports, including reports broken down by type of complaint, and demographic data of alleged offenders and demographic data of complainants.

The MEONet training for Equal Opportunity advisors will debut in April 2012. Equal Opportunity advisors will be required to train their respective Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program managers by Sept. 28. Official release of the MEONet will begin Oct. 1.

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