Navy Creates Military Equal Opportunity Network

WASHINGTON -- The Navy Equal Opportunity (EO) Office has created the first centralized database within the Navy to track military Equal Opportunity formal and informal complaints.

The Military Equal Opportunity Network (MEONet) is a standalone online web-based program that standardizes, tracks and reports administrative actions associated with the primary duties of Equal Opportunity Advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Managers.

The Military Equal Opportunity Network (MEONet) is located at www.navymeo.net, and details on the MEONet launch can be found in NAVADMIN 097/13. Equal Opportunity Advisor and Equal Opportunity Program Manager accounts for MEONet will be created by the Navy EO Office.

The MEONet allows Equal Opportunity Advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Managers the ability to track formal and informal EO complaints, including hazing, from initiation to resolution. Additionally, it offers features for users to track general assistance provided to military members. MEONet can also generate standardized, printable Memorandum for the Record (MFR).

The MEONet also serves as a valuable tool for Navy command leadership to assess command climate. The centralized database provides leadership the ability to identify complaint trends and implement corrective actions.  

"MEONet is a valuable new tool in our Equal Opportunity Advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager's toolbox," said George Bradshaw, Director of Navy Equal Opportunity. "The MEONet is also an additional tool to be utilized during a command climate assessment, helping commanders foster and maintain a climate of inclusion within individual commands."   The MEONet will augment current EO data collection, including the tracking of all general assistance provided to Sailors by Equal Opportunity Advisors and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Managers. It can also generate general status reports, including reports broken down by type of complaint, and demographic data of alleged offenders and demographic data of complainants.

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