Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) is a management tool for commanders' to ensure equal opportunity and the prevention of unprofessional behavior, as well as provide for an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment. Commanders have the direct responsibility for managing the complaint process; the chain of command is the primary and preferred channel for identifying and correcting discriminatory practices. This includes the processing and resolving of complaints of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, and for ensuring that human relations and EO matters are taken seriously and acted upon as necessary. Appointed Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Managers assist Commanders in all Equal Opportunity/Sexual Harassment (EO/SH) matters to include:
Equal Opportunity (EO). The right of all persons to participate in, and benefit from, programs and activities for which they are qualified. These programs and activities shall be free from social, personal, or institutional barriers that prevent people from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible. Persons shall be evaluated on individual merit, fitness, and capability, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion or sexual orientation.
EO is an inseparable part of sound leadership. It is mandatory that commanders ensure the Navy's EO policy becomes an integral part of day-to-day personnel management. An environment of equal opportunity is essential to maintaining a high state of morale, discipline and readiness. Command monitoring of internal practices, as well as the EO climate, enables the commander, commanding officer, officer in charge or supervisor to take prompt action to prevent discriminatory practices that may hinder military effectiveness.
Civilian Employees are encouraged to contact your own activity's Deputy EEO Officer (DEEOO) prior to contacting any Command representative.
Military Members are encouraged to first contact your own activity's Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Manager or Command Climate Specialist (CCS) for assistance.
Rear Admiral Peter Stamatopoulos, Commander
Naval Supply Systems Command
Commercial: (717) 605-6864
Commercial: (717) 605-1182