INFORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
1. Direct Approach
a. In person, by approaching the offending individual.
b. In writing, send a letter to the offending person stating the facts, your feelings about the behavior, and expected resolution.
2. Informal Third Party
a. Request assistance from another person.
b. Normally a friend or co-worker.
3. Training Information Resources (TIR)
a. Request training or resource materials for presentation to the work place in areas of discrimination, harassment or inappropriate behavior.
b. TIR includes videos, books, lesson plans, posters, etc. Request TIR from Equal Opportunity Advisor. Please contact II MEF EOA at (910) 451-1262.
FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
1. Request Mast
a. Preferred method for an individual to make a complaint of discrimination/sexual harrassment. [Click here to download Request Mast Form.]
2. Article 138. UCMJ Complaint
a. Marine alleges wrong committed by the commanding officer.
3. Redress of Wrong Committed by a Superior
a. Marine may file complaint against any superior, who the Marine believes committed a wrong doing. (USNAVREGS, Art. 1150).
4. Communications with Inspector General
a. Alternative to the normal chain of command.
b. Marines may lodge compalints and provide facts to the Command Inspector General (CIG) or to representative of the Deputy Naval Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters/Inspector General of the Marine Corps. Please contact II MEF CIG at (910) 451-7497
c. Marines may lodge complaints concerning violations of law, rules, and regulations: fraud, waste or inefficiency: abuse of authority: or other misconduct. [Click here to visit II MEF CIG website.]
5. Individual Communications with Congress
a. Marines may write individual letters to members of Congress at any time concerning EO issues.