No FEAR Act

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Overview

The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 ("No FEAR Act") is intended to reduce the incidence of workplace discrimination within the Federal government by making agencies and departments more accountable.

The No Fear Act governs the process of reimbursements to the Treasury Department's judgment fund by agencies, from their budgets, for judgments against agencies and settlements for discrimination in the workplace. The Act requires Federal agencies to be accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws, in part by requiring that each Federal agency post quarterly on its public Web site, certain statistical data relating to Federal sector equal employment opportunity complaints filed with each agency.

Section 203 of the No FEAR Act specifically requires, not later than 180 days after the end of each fiscal year, each Federal agency must submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, each committee of Congress with jurisdiction relating to the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Attorney General an annual report with specific information relating to each agency's EEO complaints activity.

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Discrimination Complaint Activity (Pursuant to the No FEAR Act)

Pursuant to Section 301 of the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (the No Fear Act), the NRC has posted summary statistical data pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination filed by employees, former employees and applicants for employment under 29 CFR Part 1614. The specific data posted is described in section 301(b) of the Act and 29 CFR 1614.704.

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NRC Discrimination Complaint Activity

Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act:

NRC (and below)

For 1st Quarter FY 2021 for period ending December 31, 2020

Complaint Activity Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of Complaints Filed 17 19 20 19 25 2
Number of Complaints 17 19 20 19 25 2
Repeat Filers 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Complaints by Basis Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases.
The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed.
2016 2015 2018 2019 2020
Race 6 4 12 8 12 1
Color 3 1 5 2 1 0
Religion 2 1 1 1 0 0
Reprisal 9 11 8 12 14 0
Sex 8 10 13 9 8 1
PDA 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Origin 4 1 7 4 3 0
Equal Pay Act 0 0 0 0 1 0
Age 9 13 7 10 10 0
Disability 3 6 4 4 3 0
Genetics 0 1 0 0 0 0
Non-EEO 0 0 0 0 2 0

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Complaints by Issue Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases.
The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints filed.
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Appointment/Hire 0 0 0 1 0 0
Assignment of Duties 6 9 8 5 8 0
Awards 0 4 0 3 3 0
Conversion to Full-time 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Action
Demotion
0 0 0 0 1 0
Reprimand
0 0 0 0 0 0
Suspension
1 1 1 1 0 0
Removal
2 0 1 0 1 0
Other
1 0 0 0 2 0
Duty Hours 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perf. Eval./Appraisal 5 5 5 6 6 0
Examination/Test 0 2 0 0 0 0
Harassment
Non-Sexual
8 10 11 10 11 1
Sexual
0 1 0 0 0 0
Medical Examination 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pay (Including Overtime) 0 0 0 3 0 0
Promotion/Non-Selection 5 6 2 7 6 1
Reassignment
Denied
0 0 1 0 0 0
Directed
4 1 0 2 0 0
Reasonable Accommodation Disability 3 3 3 2 3 0
Reinstatement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sex-Stereotyping 0 2 0 0 1 0
Telework 1 0 0 2 2 0
Termination 0 0 1 0 0 0
Terms/Conditions of Employment 2 1 2 3 9 0
Time and Attendance 3 4 1 1 6 0
Training 2 4 3 1 2 0
Other
User Defined – Other 1
3 0 0 0 1 0
User Defined – Other 2
0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 3
0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 4
0 0 0 0 0 0

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Processing Time Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021 Thru
12-31
2016 2015 2018 2019 2020
Complaints pending during fiscal year
Average number of days in investigation
223.82 262.15 271.50 285.30 262.36 336.33
Average number of days in final action
59.20 27.00 53.00 60.00 29.50 62.00
Complaint pending during fiscal year where hearing was requested
Average number of days in investigation
253.17 255.78 274.00 322.67 247.00 319.00
Average number of days in final action
0 27.00 0 0 15.00 62.00
Complaint pending during fiscal year where hearing was not requested
Average number of days in investigation
188.60 276.50 289.00 269.83 283.67 353.67
Average number of days in final action
59.20 0 53.00 60.00 0 0

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Complaints Dismissed by Agency Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Complaints Dismissed by Agency 0 6 3 4 9 1
Average days pending prior to dismissal 0 298 88 256 266 83
Complaints Withdrawn by Complainants
Total Complaints Withdrawn by Complainants 3 1 1 2 2 0

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Total Final Agency Actions Finding Discrimination Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data

 

2020
Thru
09-30
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
# % # % # % # % # % # %
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 2021
Thru
12-31
Note: Complaints can be filed alleging multiple bases.
The sum of the bases may not equal total complaints and findings.
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
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
 
Findings After 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 0 0 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
 
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 0 0 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

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Findings of Discrimination Rendered by Issue Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
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/Perm Status 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
Perf. Eval./ 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 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
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 Define
User Defined – Other 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 4
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Findings After 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to Full Time/Perm Status 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
Perf. Eval./ 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 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
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 Define
User Defined – Other 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 4
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Awards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conversion to Full Time/Perm Status 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
Perf. Eval./ 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 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
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 Define
User Defined – Other 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined – Other 3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
User Defined - Other 4
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 2021
Thru
12-31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total complaints from previous Fiscal Years 8 9 8 11 13 28
Total Complainants 8 9 8 11 13 28
Number complaints pending
Investigation
1 0 0 0 2 12
ROI issued, pending Complainant's action
0 0 1 1 1 1
Hearing
8 9 6 10 7 11
Final Agency Action
0 0 1 0 3 3
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations
4 5 5 5 9 8

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Complaint Investigations Comparative Data
Previous Fiscal Year Data 2021
Thru
12-31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pending Complaints Where Investigations Exceed Required Time Frames 1 1 0 0 3 7

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