If I believe I am a victim of Discrimination or Harassment/Sexual Harassment,
should I file a formal EEO Complaint? What is the best option
Think about your goals and how you answer these questions:
Are you comfortable discussing the complaint or concern with your supervisor
or other administrator?
Have you discussed the issues with the Human Resource Generalist
for your department?
Do you want a complete investigation by a neutral third party?
What if I am not sure if my complaint is a violation of the
City’s EEO Policy?
What information do I need to provide when I file a complaint
under COSA EEO Policy?
You will need to describe the incident that you believe resulted
in different treatment based on one or more protected categories,
the relief you are seeking, and the reasons given to you by the authorized
person explaining the incident or employment action.
In addition, you should provide names of witnesses and/or documents
that may support your claim and names of other individuals in the
same or similar situation who were treated differently.
Remember, incidents of sexual harassment or harassment based on
a protected category should be reported immediately to a non-involved
supervisor, administrator, HR Generalist, or EEO Office.
Will my information be kept confidential?
What happens if someone retaliates against me for being a
witness or filing a complaint?
Whom may I contact for additional information or to file the
You may contact the lowest level non-involved supervisor, EEO
Counselor for your Department, HR Generalist assigned to your Department,
or EEO Office.
In addition, you may contact the Federal Agency: U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Texas Workforce Commission
(TWC) – Division of Civil Rights.
For additional information, call the EEO Office at (210) 207-8769 / (210) 207- 8425 or
send an email to EEO@sanantonio.gov.