1. Per DODI 1400.25, an administrative grievance is a request by an employee or group of employees acting as individuals for personal relief in a matter of concern or dissatisfaction regarding their employment subject to the control of DoD management.
2. Grievances presented by all Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal staff and students will be considered expeditiously, fairly, and impartially, and resolved as quickly as possible in accordance with SECNAV INSTRUCTION 12771.2. All persons involved in the dispute resolution process shall be free from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal. The procedures set forth in this policy are designed to achieve these objectives.
3. Civilian and military personnel are expected and encouraged to register complaints and grievances through the proper supervisory and grievance "Chain of Command". In almost all situations, the first stop should be your supervisor. If you are unable to discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor, the next supervisor in your chain of command should be consulted.
4. Most student complaints/grievances can be resolved informally by discussing the matter with the lead instructor, who may consult with the Training Team Leader, Division Officer and Department Head. If a student's complaint cannot be resolved informally by working with the lead instructor and departmental leadership, the student may submit a written description of the issue, along with supporting documentation (if applicable), to the appropriate Learning Site Executive Officer and or Officer-in-Charge. Training Officers will provide access to the appropriate Learning Site Executive Officer/Officer-in-Charge either in person or by e-mail. Learning Site Executive Officers and or Officer-in-Charge will examine the submission and provide an appropriate response and a written resolution description. If the response is not satisfactory to the student, they may request Executive Officers/Officer-in-Charge forward the grievance submission to the appropriate Commanding Officer, for review and possible investigation. Commanding Officers will examine the submission and provide an appropriate response and a written resolution description. All decisions by Commanding Officers are final.
5. While the appeals and grievance decisions of the Commanding Officer are final, students may inform our accrediting agency, the Council on Occupational Education (COE), at the address below if they feel their issues are not satisfactorily resolved:
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone: (800) 917-2081