No FEAR Act Notice

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The Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) of 2002 increases federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees.

The No FEAR Act requires agencies to post on their public websites statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies.

The Federal Reserve Board's public website contains statistical data in accordance with the No FEAR Act.

Information updated as 2nd Quarter 2019 for period ending March 31, 2019

Complaint activity
Complaints by basis
Complaints by issue
Processing time
Complaints dismissed by agency
Total final actions finding discrimination
Findings of discrimination rendered by basis
Findings of discrimination rendered by issue
Pending complaints filed in previous fiscal years by status
Complaint investigations

Complaint activity Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of complaints filed 10 4 7 6 4 0
Number of complainants 10 4 7 6 4 0
Repeat filers 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by basis Comparative data Previous fiscal year data Fiscal Year 2019 thru 03/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases. The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Race 15 3 5 3 2 0
Color 5 1 1 0 1 0
Religion 3 1 0 1 0 0
Reprisal 9 4 6 3 1 0
Sex 12 2 5 3 1 0
National origin 3 3 1 2 1 0
Equal Pay Act 3 0 0 0 0 0
Age 10 1 3 2 2 0
Disability 5 0 2 3 0 0
Non EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by issue Comparative data Previous fiscal year data Fiscal Year 2019 thru 03/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple issues. The sum of the issues may not equal total complaints filed 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Appointment/hire 1 0 0 0 0 0
Assignment of duties 4 4 1 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary action
Demotion 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reprimand 2 1 1 0 0 0
Removal 1 3 0 0 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0
Duty hours 0 1 0 0 0 0
Evaluation appraisal 3 5 2 3 1 0
Examination/test 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Nonsexual 10 13 6 2 2 0
Sexual 1 0 1 0 0 0
Medical examination 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (including overtime) 3 3 0 1 0 0
Promotion/nonselection 10 10 4 1 3 0
Reassignment
Denied 0 0 0 1 0 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reasonable accommodation 3 2 4 0 0 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 2 0 0 1 0 0
Terms/conditions of employment 9 5 6 1 0 0
Time and attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training 0 1 1 0 0 0
Other 1 2 2 0 0 0

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Processing time Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019 thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Complaints pending during fiscal year  
Average number of days in investigation stage 148 189 181 209 184 187
Average number of days in final action stage 53 27 20 52 30 35
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 151 211 194 222 208 253
Average number of days in final action stage 27 0 26 34 23 24
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was not requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 220 55 159 133 108 109
Average number of days in final action stage 24 53 47 59 60 58

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Complaints dismissed by agency Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total complaints dismissed by agency 1 0 0 0 0 0
Average days pending prior to dismissal 27 0 0 0 0 0
Complaints withdrawn by complainants  
Total complaints withdrawn by complainants 0 1 1 5 3 0

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Total final actions finding discrimination Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Total number findings 0   0   0   0   0   0  
Without hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
With hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Findings of discrimination rendered by basis Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Total number findings 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Non EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Findings after hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Non EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Findings without hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Non EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Findings of discrimination rendered by issue Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Total number findings 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nonsexual 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/nonselection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reassignment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Retirement 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Findings after hearing                        
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nonsexual 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/nonselection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reassignment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Retirement 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Findings without hearing 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nonsexual 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/nonselection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reassignment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 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
Retirement 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Pending complaints filed in previous fiscal years by status Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total complaints from previous fiscal years 10 14 20 19 11 12
Number complaints pending
Investigation 0 3 3 1 2 3
ROI issued, pending Complainant's action 0 0 1 0 0 0
Hearing 4 8 10 9 3 2
Final action 0 0 1 3 0 0
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 1 2 2 2 4 4
Class Certification with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 0 0 0 0 0 1
District Court 2 2 4 4 2 2

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Complaint investigations Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2019
thru 03/31
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Pending complaints where investigations exceed required time frames 8 6 6 1 1 0

For further information, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Programs Director.
Office Diversity and Inclusion Director, Stop I-156
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20551

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Last Update: May 20, 2019