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 1st Quarter 2017 for period ending December 31, 2016

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 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of complaints filed 12 6 10 4 7 2
Number of complainants 12 6 10 4 7 2
Repeat filers 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by basis Comparative data Previous fiscal year data Fiscal Year 2017 thru 12/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases. The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Race 16 15 15 3 5 1
Color 3 4 5 1 1 0
Religion 2 2 3 1 0 0
Reprisal 11 8 9 4 6 0
Sex 11 11 12 2 5 1
National origin 3 1 3 3 1 0
Equal Pay Act 1 3 3 0 0 0
Age 15 9 10 1 3 1
Disability 5 2 5 0 2 1
Non EEO 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by issue Comparative data Previous fiscal year data Fiscal Year 2017 thru 12/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple issues. The sum of the issues may not equal total complaints filed 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Appointment/hire 0 0 1 0 0 0
Assignment of duties 4 4 4 4 1 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 0 1 2 1 1 0
Removal 2 2 1 3 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 1 1 0 0 0
Duty hours 0 0 0 1 0 0
Evaluation appraisal 2 4 3 5 2 1
Examination/test 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Nonsexual 8 11 10 13 6 0
Sexual 2 1 1 0 1 0
Medical examination 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (including overtime) 1 1 3 3 0 1
Promotion/nonselection 6 10 10 10 4 1
Reassignment
Denied 0 0 0 0 1 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reasonable accommodation 1 3 2 4 0 1
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 2 2 0 0 1 0
Terms/conditions of employment 2 9 5 6 1 0
Time and attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training 0 0 1 1 0 0
Other 4 1 2 2 0 0

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Processing time Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2017 thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Complaints pending during fiscal year  
Average number of days in investigation stage 133 228 148 189 181 187
Average number of days in final action stage 53 26 53 27 20 46
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 183 148 151 211 194 210
Average number of days in final action stage 36 47 27 0 26 26
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was not requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 0 93 220 55 159 109
Average number of days in final action stage 0 92 24 53 47 46

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Complaints dismissed by agency Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total complaints dismissed by agency 1 0 1 0 0 0
Average days pending prior to dismissal 531 0 27 0 0 0
Complaints withdrawn by complainants  
Total complaints withdrawn by complainants 1 0 0 1 1 1

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Total final actions finding discrimination Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
# % # % # % # % # %   %
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 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total complaints from previous fiscal years 2 10 10 14 20 20
Number complaints pending
Investigation 0 0 0 3 3 4
ROI issued, pending Complainant's action 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hearing 1 6 4 8 10 10
Final action 0 0 0 0 1 1
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 1 0 1 2 2 2
Class Certification with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 0 1 4 0 0 0
District Court 0 2 2 2 3 3

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Complaint investigations Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2017
thru 12/31
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pending complaints where investigations exceed required time frames 0 2 8 6 6 1

For further information, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Programs Director.
Office Diversity and Inclusion Director, Stop K1-156
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20551

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Last Update: January 26, 2017