The Kansas National Guard State Equal Opportunity Office oversees the Military and Civilian Equal Opportunity programs. The SEOO also coordinates the Reasonable Accommodation process for federal employees (Title 32 and Title 5) seeking a modification to their work environment or the way their work tasks are typically completed. Please select the links below for more information regarding the Military Equal Opportunity program and complaint process; the Equal Employment Opportunity and complaint system; and the Reasonable Accommodation program and process.
Military Equal Opportunity Program
The MEO program is designed to promote an environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent Service members from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible. The KSNG MEO program stresses that all Airmen and Soldiers shall be evaluated only on individual merit, fitness, and capability. Unlawful discrimination against individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is contrary to good order and discipline. Unlawful discrimination and harassment (to include sexual harassment) is counterproductive to combat readiness, mission accomplishment and shall not be condoned.
Additionally, Airmen and Soldiers are encouraged use the chain of command as the primary and preferred channel to identify and correct unlawful discriminatory practices; process and resolve complaints of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment. Any Airman or Soldier who believes they have experienced harassment (to include sexual harassment), bully, hazing and/or discrimination are equally encouraged to report the incident to an Equal Opportunity professional (Wing Equal Opportunity Staff, Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor, or State Equal Employment Office Staff) within 180 days of incident or knowledge of such actions occurring.
Complaint Process: Any member desiring to file an Informal Request for Resolution will need to coordinate with an Equal Opportunity professional to complete a National Guard Form 333 to initiate a MEO complaint. Upon completion of the form, the EO professional will refer the concerns to the lowest level of command for resolution within 180 days. If the complaint is not able to be resolved in 180 days by the command, the filing member will have the opportunity to file a Formal Request for Resolution through the State Equal Employment Office.