WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF EEO SERVICES?
To promote a workplace community where all persons have the right to work and advance on the basis of merit, ability, and potential. FHFA's EEO Services follows and administers Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for processing EEO matters for applicants or employees to ensure that the Agency meets its compliance obligations.
HOW DO EEO SERVICES WORK?
FHFA's EEO Services include intake and counseling. Other services entail advising and assisting the Acting Director and Agency managers in carrying out their responsibilities relative to antidiscrimination laws, executive orders, and regulatory guidelines. The major functions of EEO Services include: EEO counseling; EEO alternative dispute resolution; EEO complaint processing; EEO investigations; EEO harassment interventions; training; prevention guidance; and compliance reporting. FHFA's EEO program provides neutral services such as fact gathering and attempts to resolve allegations at the lowest level within the EEO process. An EEO counselor is available to assist you with EEO counseling.
Any FHFA employee, former employee, or applicant for an FHFA position may file a complaint of discrimination based on race; color; religion; gender; national origin; disability; age (40 years or older); sexual orientation; genetic information; parental status; marital status; or retaliation . Political affiliation issues are referred to the Office of General Counsel (OGC).
WHO MAY ACCESS EEO COUNSELING?
All FHFA employees may access EEO counseling by contacting the Manager of EEO Services.
Certain FHFA contract employees may also access EEO counseling for the same categories described above. To obtain more information please contact your COR or the Manager of EEO Services.
ARE THERE DEADLINES?
If an employee, contractor employee or applicant for employment believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on:
- gender (Including pregnancy)
- national origin
- age (40 or over)
- parental status
- marital status
- sexual orientation
- physical or mental disability
- genetic information, or
- involvement in a protected activity
The employee, contract employee or applicant must contact FHFA's Manager of EEO Services within 45 calendar days of the employment action or event he/she believes is discriminatory or within 45 calendar days of when he/she first became aware of the discriminatory action or event.
To request EEO Services contact:
FHFA's Manager of EEO Services at (202) 649.3816 or EEOServices@fhfa.gov.