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On May 15, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation (NO FEAR) Act, which increases Federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees.

One of the requirements for the NO FEAR Act is that Federal agencies post certain summary statistical data on their public websites relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies. Information for the DIA, as required by the NO FEAR Act, follows.

The data is updated on a quarterly basis.

I. DISCRINIMATION COMPLAINTS FILED: FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
A. Complaints filed 28 50 45 58 42 41 40 54 42 31 36 329 38
B. Number of individual filers 28 50 44 58 42 41 40 54 42 31 35 29 35
C. Individual filing two or more complaints 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
II. BASES OF COMPLAINTS FILED:                          
A. Race 10 17 17 20 8 17 15 22 11 12 10 12 12
B. Color 1 5 7 5 2 4 2 8 0 1 3 2 0
C. Religion 1 5 2 1 2 3 0 5 0 1 3 0 1
D. Reprisal 55 26 19 33 27 27 21 32 18 16 19 16 20
E. Sex 16 19 18 32 27 18 36 28 12 20 15 9 14
F. National origin 1 5 5 4 4 8 1 2 5 5 3 1 4
G. Age 7 6 10 9 10 11 0 13 13 7 7 7 6
H. Disability 14 15 18 17 14 10 9 15 11 6 5 11 10
I. Equal pay 0 1 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 1 0 1 0
J. Pregnancy Discrimination Act 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1      
K. GINA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    
L. Other 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
III. ISSUES OF COMPLAINTS FILED: FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
A. Appointment / Hire 5 14 9 8 5 6 4 11 4 3 3    
B. Assignment of duties 3 7 4 2 6 2 6 6 4 1 2 4 1
C. Awards 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
D. Disciplinary action / reprimanded 0 13 0 16 27 19 18 18 10 8 6 9 5
E. Duty hours 1 0 3 1 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 2 0
F. Evaluation / Appraisal 0 4 6 11 14 10 12 9 5 3 7 4 6
G. Examination / Test 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
H. Harassment / Non-Sexual 11 14 27 32 27 25 22 34 17 19 13 16 17
I. Harassment / Sexual 1 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 4 1 1 2
J. Pay / Overtime 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1
K. Promotion / Non-Selection 3 6 9 11 7 5 9 11 10 5 6 4 12
L. Reasonable accommodation 1 4 4 3 1 3 2 5 1 1 0 4 1
M. Reassignment 0 4 9 3 9 6 8 13 4 6 2 5 3
N. Termination 0 3 3 6 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 6
O. Terms / Conditions of employment 0 0 3 2 4 5 5 10 11 5 5 6 3
P. Time / Attendance 0 0 4 2 5 2 3 8 2 1 2 5 5
Q. Training 2 0 5 2 5 4 3 7 4 5 3 5 1
R. Other 0 4 3 0 1 4 10 8 0 7 3 1 15
IV. PENDING COMPLAINTS FILED PREVIOUS YEARS FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
Total complaints from previous fiscal years 107 96 79 73 76 72 51 51 37 45 43 45 39
Total complaints 107 95 77 69 71 66 46 48 34 42 74 74 77
NUMBER OF PENDING COMPLAINANTS                          
Investigation 14 12 4 3 4 0 3 5 2 14 0 23 29
ROI issued, pending complainant's action 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
Hearing 51 61 69 46 45 50 43 29 21 15 7 14 12
Final Agency action 0 0 6 2 5 4 4 3 1 8 1 5 5
Appeal with EEOC Office of Federal Operations 5 5 0 22 22 18 13 14 11 7 4 8 8
V. COMPLAINT INVESTIGATORS                          
Pending complaints where investigations exceeds required time frames 13 21 12 10 6 1 3 3 1 7 6 17 26
VI. DISMISSALS PURSUANT TO 29 C.F.R.                          
A. Dismissals 3 3 1 7 4 5 9 7 11 7 14 5 1
B. Average days pending dismissals 0 41 50 87 109 90 81 62 54 51 118 114 22
VII. COMPLAINTS WITHDRAWN BY COMPLAINANTS 4 5 5 4 5 1 4 4 3 4 7 6 2
                           
VIII. FINDINGS OF DISCRIMINATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1
                           
IX. COMPLAINTS PENDING AT END OF FISCAL YEAR FY 2020 FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
  69 108 108 103 90 95 83 85 59 59 39 43 48

NOTIFICATION AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEE ANTIDISCRIMINATION RETALIATION ACT OF 2002

On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed legislation called the No FEAR Act. This act, which took effect on October 1, 2003, makes Federal agencies individually accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws. Requirements and agency responsibilities under the No FEAR Act include:

PAYMENT OF SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS

Agencies that lose or settle discrimination and whistleblower cases must pay judgments out of their individual budgets. In the past, most of these settlements and judgments were paid from a Government-wide “judgment fund.” Under the new law, agencies must now reimburse the fund for court judgments and settlement payments to complainants.

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION

Agencies must give their employees, former employees, and applicants for employment written notification of discrimination and whistleblower protection laws. This written notification must include posting the information on the agency’s website. Agencies are also required to provide their employees with training regarding the rights and remedies applicable to them under these laws.

TRAINING FOR MANAGERS

Agencies should ensure that managers have adequate training in the management of a diverse workforce and in dispute resolution and other essential communication skills.

ANNUAL REPORTS TO CONGRESS

Each agency must file an annual report with Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Attorney General providing information about discrimination and whistleblower cases filed against the agency, including details on how cases were resolved and any disciplinary actions against agency employees resulting from violations of discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

ONLINE POSTING OF EEO COMPLAINT DATA

Each Federal agency must post on its public website summary statistical data relating to equal opportunity complaints filed against the agency. The agency must post data for the current fiscal year on a cumulative basis (year-to-date information), updated quarterly. An agency also must post year-end data for the five previous fiscal years for comparison purposes. The posting of EEO data on agency public web sites is intended to help Congress, Federal agencies, and the public assess whether and the extent to which agencies are living up to their equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

For additional information, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 202-231-8178.