No Fear Act Notice

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002," which is now known as theNo FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to "require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws." [See Public Law 107-174, Summary.] In support of this purpose, Congress found that "agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination." [See Public Law 107-174, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1).] The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

For rights and protections available to you under the Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower laws, as well as information regarding retaliation and disciplinary actions, go to

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule implementing the rules under the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (the No FEAR Act), P.L. 107-174, regarding the posting of EEO complaint processing data.  Under the Act, Federal agencies must post on its public web site certain information pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination filed under 29 C.F.R. Part 1614.

EEOC No Fear Act Quarterly and Five Year Reports (Complaint Activity Data)




The intent of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, "No FEAR Act" is that federal agencies will pay more attention to their EEO and whistleblower complaint activity and act more expeditiously to resolve complaints at the administrative level when it is appropriate to do so.   Each agency is required to post on its primary web homepage a link to the data required to be posted under the Act and designate the link and that data as "Equal Opportunity Data to be posted by the No FEAR Act."