While in truth it is impossible for agency supervisors to avoid being named in an EEO complaint, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of being named as a supervisor responsible for discriminating against an employee. Listed below are just some tips to follow if you want to reduce the chance you will be named as the person responsible for discrimination:

a. Demand Training. It is especially important that new supervisors receive training on EEO laws and responsibilities. If you have not received this training, demand it. This training is important even if you have been a supervisor for some time because EEO laws, and interpretations of those laws, change frequently.

b. Communicate with Your Employees. Many problems in the work place are really problems in communication. Find time to talk with your employees about their concerns. If you do not have the authority/power to resolve an employee