In a policy decision that could be followed in other
agencies, the Navy has developed Web-based tracking systems
for managing equal employment opportunity complaints and
affirmative employment programs.
Managers have long complained that even though they are
held responsible for agency compliance in those areas,
they lack the information they need to see how they are
doing and what changes should be made.
The Navy’s EEO complaints management system is designed
to show the current status of actions, track training
requirements, allow for reports on trends and timelines
and make use of a streamlined EEO process. The affirmative
employment program system is designed to analyze and
prepare plans and monitor accomplishments, including
providing information to line managers, monitoring
accountability for action items, manage corporate
strategies and communicate initiatives to the work force.
However, deployment of that system is being delayed until
into 2004 to incorporate changes required by a recent
management directive from the Equal Employment Opportunity