How to Fill Out DA Form 7510?
An overview of the form and filing guidelines can be found in the Army Regulation 690-600, Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination Complaints, released in February 2004. DA Form 7510 instructions are as follows:
- Any job applicant, employee, contract employee, or former employee who believes to have been discriminated against because of their religion, race, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability and wants to report the act can initiate an EEO complaint process.
- The first part of the process is referred to as the "pre-complaint". At this stage, the individual visits an EEO official and states the desire to initiate the complaint process. This contact - or information inquiry - is documented using the DA Form 7509, Information Inquiry Summary. This stage lasts until the issuance of the Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint of Discrimination to the estate administrator or executor.
- The individual that initiated the complaint is referred to as the aggrieved. The EEO counselor or official interview the aggrieved and record their complaint on the DA 7510. The official must then determine if the matter presented by the aggrieved can be processed under 29 CFR, Part 1614.
- After that, the EEO official will clarify and document the facts related to the specific incident, as well as other important information using the DA Form 7510 and conduct all further investigations according to the data collected.