Formal Investigations



A claim refers to an assertion of an unlawful employment practice or policy for which, if proven, there is a remedy under the federal equal employment statutes.

There are two components to a claim:

  1. The claim must contain a factual statement of the employment practice or policy being challenged (aka issue).
  2. The claim must identify the basis (race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, religion, reprisal, age, disability, genetic information) for a violation of an equal employment statute.

Framing Claims



Investigations and Resolutions utilizes three distinct investigative methodologies in facilitating investigations. Investigators work with EEO offices and stakeholders to determine the most efficient and appropriate methodology for each investigation: Fact-Finding Conferences; On-Site Affidavits; and Electronic Processing (Telephonic or Interrogatory).

Investigation Methods



Agency EEO Offices should submit all NEW complaints electronically using the Investigations and Resolutions Case Management System (IRCMS).

For new users, please visit the IRCMS webpage at: https://ircms.cpms.osd.mil/ CAC Enabled
to register for an IRCMS account

Request an Investigation

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