Once your formal complaint has been filed, an EEO investigator will be assigned to your case. Please note that this process could take anywhere from a week to a few months. When an investigator is assigned,the investigator will conduct an investigation to gather more information. Through this process, the following will likely occur: an investigatory interview with you, requests for documents, requests for proposed witnesses,and interviews with witnesses.
The Agency has 180 days to complete the investigation once the formal complaint is filed. However, the Agency often does not complete its investigation in the 180 days. After the investigation is completed, the investigator will issue the Report of Investigation (ROI). The Agency will provide you with a copy of the ROI and your Notice of Rights to elect a hearing.
You will have thirty (30) days upon receipt of the ROI to elect to have a Hearing. If you do elect to have a Hearing, an Administrative Judge will be assigned to the case.
The formal EEO investigation process is crucial to ensuring that your side of the story is presented. In order to ensure that your story is fully told, that the deadlines are met, and that the process goes smoothly, please contact our office so that we may aid you step by step.