Department of Defense INSTRUCTION
NUMBER 1400.25, Volume 1614 December 1996 incorporating through Change 9, November 21, 2002 Administratively reissued April 6, 2009
DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Investigation of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaints
References: See Enclosure
Instruction. This Instruction is composed of several Volumes, each containing its own
purpose. The purpose of the overall Instruction is to establish and implement policy, establish procedures, provide guidelines and model programs, delegate authority, and assign responsibilities regarding civilian personnel management within the Department of Defense.
Volume. This Volume of this Instruction:
Implements within the Department of Defense the policies governing investigation of
formal EEO complaints of discrimination in accordance with References (a) through (j).
(2) Prescribes procedures and assigns responsibility for investigating EEO complaints or resolving them instead of investigating.
APPLICABILITY. This Volume:
Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter collectively referred to as the “DoD Components”).
b. Does not cover complaints brought by active duty military members; National Guard Technicians administered pursuant to section 709 of Reference (a); DoD contractors, their current and former employees, or applicants for employment with contractors; current