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Last revision: April 10, 1992 §1614.403 How to appeal. (a) The complainant, agent, grievant or individual class claimant (hereinafter complainant) must file an appeal with the Director, Office of Federal Operations, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at P.O. Box 19848, Washington, DC 20036, or by personal delivery or facsimile. The complainant should use EEOC Form 573, Notice of Appeal/Petition, and should indicate what he or she is appealing. (b) The complainant shall furnish a copy of the appeal to the agency's EEO Director (or whomever is designated by the agency in the dismissal or decision) at the same time that he or she files the appeal with the Commission. In or attached to the appeal to the Commission, the complainant must certify the date and method by which service was made on the agency. (c) If a complainant does not file an appeal within the time limits of this subpart, the appeal will be untimely and shall be dismissed by the Commission. (d) Any statement or brief in support of the appeal must be submitted to the Director, Office of Federal Operations, and to the agency within 30 days of filing the appeal. Following receipt of the appeal and any brief in support of the appeal, the Director, Office of Federal Operation, will request the complaint file from the agency. The agency must submit the complaint file and any agency statement or brief in opposition to the appeal to the Director, Office of Federal Operations, within 30 days of receipt of the Commission's request for the complaint file, which has been made by certified mail. A copy of the agency's statement or brief must be served on the complainant at the same time.