DoDI 1400.25-V1614, December 1996
fact-finding conference. An administrative procedure in which the investigator takes testimony from the witnesses in the presence of the complainant, the complainant’s representative, and the agency representative. The testimony is recorded verbatim.
interrogatory. A set of questions designed to elicit responses that delineate a witness’ testimony about disputed issues.
investigation. An official review or inquiry conducted by authorized personnel to gather all of the evidence necessary to render an impartial decision as to whether or not a violation of EEO law or regulation occurred and to determine what remedial action, if any, is appropriate.
investigator. A person authorized to conduct a review or inquiry into the matter(s) raised in an EEO complaint.
reprisal or retaliation. An adverse action taken against an individual for opposing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (40 or older), or mental or physical disability, and/or for participating in any stage of administrative or judicial proceedings involving EEO complaints.
ROI. A report that documents the facts of the accepted issues in an EEO complaint. It consists of an investigative file continuing documents and testimony relative to the issues and a narrative report.
verbatim testimony. A declaration or affirmation obtained from a witness that is recorded and transcribed as spoken and certified by the transcriber as accurate and complete.