Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.
- Ban Ki-moon
Reporting Discrimination/Harassment at the National Institutes of Health
All NIH employees, job applicants, contractors, fellows, and Title 42 employees have a right to initiate the EEO complaint process on the following basis: age, race, sex, national origin, disability, color, religion, retaliation, or genetic information. The Resolutions & Equity (R&E) division provides oversight of the NIH EEO program in accordance with 29 C.F.R. §1614, EEOC Management Directive 110, and pertinent court decisions.
If you choose to file a complaint of discrimination or for more information on the process, visit The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusions R&E page.
The NIH Civil Program is located under the Office of Human Resources. Civil is charged with centrally managing administrative reviews into all allegations of harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. This responsibility involves conducting administrative inquiries and coordinating with management to ensure that any misconduct found is addressed appropriately across the NIH.
There is no timeframe to file an allegation with the Civil Program, although information too far in the past may hinder the ability to obtain relevant information. Additionally, Civil does not mediate between management and employees. The purpose of Civil is to conduct a fact-finding review to determine if NIH Manual Chapter 1311: Preventing and Addressing Harassment and Inappropriate Conduct has been violated and to ensure that any inappropriate behavior is curtailed swiftly for a safe and civil work environment.
Visit the Civil Program page to learn more.