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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.

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Information updated as 2nd Quarter 2021 for period ending March 31, 2021

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 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of complaints filed 7 6 4 7 5 1
Number of complainants 7 6 4 7 5 1
Repeat filers 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by basis

Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data

Fiscal Year 2021 thru 03/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases. The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Race 5 3 2 4 2 1
Color 1 0 1 0 0 0
Religion 0 1 0 0 0 0
Reprisal 6 3 1 7 3 1
Sex 5 3 1 3 2 1
National origin 1 2 1 1 0 0
Equal Pay Act 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age 3 2 2 5 3 0
Disability 2 3 0 1 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 2021 thru 03/31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple issues. The sum of the issues may not equal total complaints filed 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Appointment/hire 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assignment of duties 1 0 0 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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Removal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suspension 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0
Duty hours 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evaluation appraisal 2 3 1 4 1 0
Examination/test 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Nonsexual 6 2 2 3 2 1
Sexual 1 0 0 0 0 0
Medical examination 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (including overtime) 0 1 0 0 0 0
Promotion/nonselection 4 1 3 0 3 1
Reassignment
Denied 0 1 0 0 0 0
Directed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reasonable accommodation 4 0 0 1 0 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Termination 0 1 0 1 0 0
Terms/conditions of employment 6 1 0 1 1 1
Time and attendance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training 1 0 0 0 1 0
Other 2 0 0 0 0 0

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Processing time Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2021 thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Complaints pending during fiscal year  
Average number of days in investigation stage 181 209 184 253 219 239
Average number of days in final action stage 20 52 30 20 18 62
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 194 222 208 248 234 239
Average number of days in final action stage 26 34 23 20 30 62
Complaints pending during fiscal year where hearing was not requested  
Average number of days in investigation stage 159 133 108 0 203 0
Average number of days in final action stage 47 59 60 0 56 0

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Complaints dismissed by agency Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total complaints dismissed by agency 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average days pending prior to dismissal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Complaints withdrawn by complainants  
Total complaints withdrawn by complainants 1 5 3 2 8 2

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Total final actions finding discrimination Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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


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

Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total complaints from previous fiscal years 17 15 9 15 7 7
Number complaints pending
Investigation 3 1 2 7 0 0
ROI issued, pending Complainant's action 1 0 0 1 0 0
Hearing 10 9 3 4 5 4
Final action 1 3 0 0 0 1
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 2 2 4 2 1 1
Class Certification with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 0 0 0 1 1 1
District Court 4 4 2 2 2 0

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Complaint investigations Comparative data
Previous fiscal year data
Fiscal Year 2021
thru 03/31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pending complaints where investigations exceed required time frames 0 1 1 2 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 25, 2021