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the OEDS to discuss options (informal, formal) for proceeding. The Title IX and Age Discrimination in
Employment Act (ADEA) coordinator is the associate
director of equal opportunity in the OEDS and may be
contacted at 703-993-8730 or 703-993-8787 (TTY).
The complainant is not required to follow the informal
procedure before ﬁling a formal complaint. The respondent (the individual accused of discrimination) will be
notiﬁed of the complaint within 10 working days after it
Informal: Discuss allegations and concerns with respondent (the accused) and attempt to resolve the situation.
The respondent is reminded that George Mason University expects all to adhere to its equal opportunity policies. The respondent is put on notice that his or her
behavior has been questioned and informal resolution is
sought, if possible. If attempts to resolve the situation
are not successful, the complainant may pursue a formal
complaint. The OEDS reserves the right to investigate
any allegation brought forward if it ﬁnds sufﬁcient information to indicate a serious or continuing violation of
the equal opportunity policy.
Formal: A full investigation is conducted by the OEDS
complete with written ﬁndings. If a violati...
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