No FEAR Act Data

No FEAR Act Data

The Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act of 2002 (Public Law No. 107-174) was passed by both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush on May 15, 2002. This landmark legislation became effective on October 1, 2003.

The intent of the Act is to help ensure that federal agencies...

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ensuring that employees who pursue claims under the federal administrative equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint process and who engage in whistleblower activities are protected and are not retaliated against; and,
  • Act more expeditiously to resolve complaints that are raised at the administrative level when it is appropriate to do so.

In addition, the No FEAR Act requires federal agencies to...

  • Notify employees and applicants for employment about their rights and remedies applicable to employees under this law cited in section 201(c) (Title 5, United States Code, Section 2302(b));
  • Post statistical data relating to federal sector equal employment opportunity complaints on its public Web site;
  • Ensure that their managers have adequate training in the management of a diverse workforce, early and alternative conflict resolution, and essential communications skills;
  • Conduct studies on the trends and causes of complaints of discrimination;
  • Implement new measures to improve the complaint process and the work environment;
  • Initiate timely and appropriate discipline against employees who engage in misconduct related to discrimination or reprisal;
  • Reimburse the Judgment Fund for any discrimination- and whistleblower-related settlements or judgments reach in Federal court; and
  • Produce annual reports of status and progress to Congress, the Attorney General, and the U.S. Equal Employment Commission.

Statistical data relating to the Department of Health and Human Services equal employment opportunity complaints is available on the DHHS Web site.

NIH No FEAR Act Data Report

View the No FEAR Act Data Report for Q1 FY2017.

29 CFR §1614.704(a) - (c) / 29 CFR §1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaint Activity FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Number of Complaints Filed 1614.704(a) 47 100 66 68 73 70
Number of Complainants 1614.704(b) 46 95 64 66 68 68
Repeat Filers 1614.704(c) 1 5 2 2 5 2

 

29 CFR §1614.704(d) / 29 CFR §1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaints by Basis FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Race 18 45 32 30 42 33
Color 6 15 14 17 20 15
Religion 5 8 4 3 8 8
Reprisal 19 54 38 37 37 43
Sex 24 39 22 27 41 29
PDA 0 1 1 0 2 0
National Origin 13 29 13 13 18 14
Equal Pay Act 4 7 1 1 1 0
Age 13 31 16 21 29 31
Disability 10 22 24 17 22 20
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-EEO 4 5 3 3 1 0
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple cases. The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed.

 

29 CFR§1614.704(e) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaints by Issue FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Appointment/Hire 4 10 2 5 8 5
Assignment of Duties 12 26 22 25 25 24
Awards 2 3 4 2 6 3
Conversion to full-time 0 2 1 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions
Demotion 0 3 0 1 1 0
Reprimand 0 9 6 12 5 9
Suspension 3 5 5 4 5 3
Removal 1 1 8 5 2 6
Other 3 17 0 0 0 0
Duty Hours 1 5 6 11 6 10
Evaluation Appraisals 9 23 19 20 17 19
Examination/Test 0 0 0 0 1 0
Harassment
Non-Sexual 26 41 38 45 37 45
Sexual 1 3 4 4 4 3
Medical Examination 1 0 0 1 0 2
Pay (Including Overtime) 2 12 4 0 5 6
Promotion/Non-Selection 5 25 15 10 15 18
Reassignment
Denied 1 6 1 4 1 4
Directed 1 12 2 6 3 4
Reasonable Accommodation 6 9 16 12 13 11
Reinstatement 0 1 0 0 1 1
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 2 0 2 3 2
Sex-Stereotyping 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telework 1 12 0 0 0 0
Termination 5 8 2 4 6 6
Terms/Conditions of Employment 4 11 6 24 11 18
Time and Attendance 4 14 12 20 17 10
Training 1 10 4 4 5 6

 

29 CFR §1614.704(F)
Processing Time FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Complaints pending during fiscal year
Average number of days in investigation 201.71 201.40 198.54 179.05 187.31 170.4
Average number of days in final action 125.2 134 217.46 240 134.54 90.22
Complaint pending during fiscal year where hearing was requested
Average number of days in investigation 198.69 213.38 226.73 186.84 195 175.76
Average number of days in final action 55 98 291.5 243.5 282.33 81.14
Complaint pending during fiscal year where hearing was not requested
Average number of days in investigation 205.91 181.45 172.71 156.2 170 161.71
Average number of days in final action 142.75 165 184.56 239 90.2 100

 

29 CFR§1614.704(g) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaints Dismissed by Agency pursuant to 1614.107(a) FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Total complaints dismissed by Agency 1 4 11 9 14 12
Average days pending prior to dismissal 63 85 63 47 62 71
Complaints Withdrawn by Complainants
Total Complaints withdrawn by Complainants 3 8 7 4 3 5

 

29 CFR§1614.704(h) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Total Final Agency Actions of Finding Discrimination FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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Total number of findings 0   1   0   0   0   1  
Without Hearing 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
With Hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100

 

29 CFR§1614.704(i) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data

Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple cases. The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints and findings.

Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Basis FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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Total number of Findings 0   0   0   1   0   1  
Race 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Color 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprisal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 1 100
Sex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PDA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Equal Pay Act 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Basis FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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Findings After Hearing 0   0   0   0   0   1  
Race 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Color 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprisal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Sex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Equal Pay Act 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Basis FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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Findings Without Hearing 0   0   0   0   0   0  
Race 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Color 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprisal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0
Sex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PDA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Origin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Equal Pay Act 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

29 CFR§1614.704(j) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Issue FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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Total number Findings 0   0   0   1   0   1  
Appointment/Hire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assignment of Duties 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Action
Demotion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprimand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Removal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duty Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evaluation Appraisal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0
Examination/Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Non-Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Examination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (Including Overtime) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Promotion/Non-Selection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Reassignment
Denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Reasonable Accommodation Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex-Stereotyping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telework 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terms/Conditions of Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Time and Attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other - User Defined 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Issue FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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2016
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2016
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2015
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Findings After Hearing 0   0   0   0   0   1  
Appointment/Hire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assignment of Duties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Action
Demotion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprimand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Removal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duty Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evaluation Appraisal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Examination/Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Non-Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Examination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (Including Overtime) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Promotion/Non-Selection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Reassignment
Denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Reasonable Accommodation Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex-Stereotyping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telework 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terms/Conditions of Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Time and Attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other - User Defined 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Issue FY2017 Thru 31-Mar
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2016
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2015
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2012
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Findings Without Hearing 0   0   0   0   0   0  
Appointment/Hire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assignment of Duties 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Action
Demotion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprimand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Removal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duty Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evaluation Appraisal 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
Examination/Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Non-Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Sexual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Examination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Pay (Including Overtime) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Promotion/Non-Selection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reassignment
Denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reasonable Accommodation Disability 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex-Stereotyping 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Telework 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terms/Conditions of Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Time and Attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100
Training 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other - User Defined 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

29 CFR§1614.704(k) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaints pending from previous Fiscal Years by Status FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Total complaints from previous Fiscal Years 125 63 77 72 53 52
Total complainants 117 61 69 67 46 44

 

Number complaints pending: 704(k)(3) FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Investigation 7 0 2 0 0 0
ROI issued; pending Complainant's action 4 0 0 0 0 0
Hearing 101 58 67 66 48 49
Final Agency action 10 5 7 6 5 3
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 31 30 7 21 19 15

 

29 CFR§1614.704(i) / 29 CFR§1614.705 Comparative Data
Complaint Investigations FY2017 Thru 31-Mar FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Pending Complaints Where Investigations Exceed Required Time Frames 1 4 3 0 0 1