DoDI 1400.25-V1614, December 1996
1. HEADS OF THE DoD COMPONENTS. The Heads of DoD Components or their designees shall:
Request investigation of formal EEO complaints.
Fund the travel and per diem necessary to conduct on-site investigations of formal EEO
Ensure that employees cooperate fully with the investigative process.
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SERVICE (CPMS). CPMS is responsible for:
Managing the DoD program for investigating formal EEO complaints.
Determining whether to conduct the investigation with internal investigators or contract
c. Determining the method of investigation that will best develop a complete and impartial factual record of the matter(s) at issue in formal EEO complaints.
d. Conducting impartial, thorough, and timely investigations of formal EEO complaints in accordance with References (d) and (f).
e. Facilitating settlement of formal complaints of discrimination, in lieu of investigation, through a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, with concurrence of the parties, as set forth in References (d), (g), and (b)).
f. Providing reports of investigation (ROIs) that contain the legally sufficient evidence necessary to serve as a basis for an impartial decision on the case.
g. Facilitating communication with the DoD Components and complainants by establishing feedback systems on investigative services and providing statistical information on investigations.