WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF EEO SERVICES?
All federal agencies must follow Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) guidelines for processing EEO matters for applicants or employees. FHFA's EEO Services administers these processes and procedures that require EEO counseling, EEO alternative dispute resolution offerings and EEO complaint processing.
HOW DO EEO SERVICES WORK?
FHFA's EEO Services include intake and counseling among other offerings. Other services also 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 advice and guidance; and compliance reporting. FHFA's EEO Services provides neutral fact gathering and attempts to resolve allegations at the lowest level within the EEO process. An EEO counselor will assist you with EEO counseling.
WHO MAY FILE A COMPLAINT?
Any FHFA employee, former employee, or applicant for an FHFA position may file a complaint of discrimation based on race; color; religion; gender; national origin; disability; age (40 years or older); sexual orientation; genetic information; parental status; marital status; or retaliation (for participating in the EEO complaint process or opposing discriminatory practices). Political affiliation issues are referred to the Office of General Counsel.
WHO MAY ACCESS EEO COUNSELING?
All FHFA employees may access EEO counseling by contacting the Manager of EEO Services.
Certain FHFA contract employees may 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
- reprisal for 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 EEO staff provide neutral fact gathering and attempts to resolve allegations at the lowest level within the EEO process. An EEO counselor will assist you with EEO Counseling. To request EEO Services, contact FHFA's Manager of EEO Services at (202) 649.3816 or EEOServices@fhfa.gov.