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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (EEO) by Kim McCoy, Commissioner of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service
As Commissioner, I would like to emphasize my commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. This is not only a legal requirement under our Nation's laws, but necessary to achieve the benefits a vibrant and diverse staff brings to our organization.
All employment decisions at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) must be based on merit factors. Those merit factors include business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. Each of us is protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws that are designed to safeguard federal employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all employment actions.
Fiscal Service employees and applicants are also protected against retaliation. Retaliation against an employee who engages in any protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law is illegal and will not be tolerated.
For those of us in management or supervisory positions, I remind you of our responsibility to prevent and promptly report harassing conduct in the workplace. For all of us, as employees, I remind you of our duty to avoid and report such conduct under the Fiscal Service Anti-Harassment Policy process.
Any employee or applicant who believes he or she has been subject to discrimination or retaliation, should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office (EEOD) at (304) 480-6527, or as appropriate, the Office of Special Counsel at (202) 804-7000, or the Merit Systems Protection Board at (202) 653-7200. I urge each of you to report harassment allegations to your supervisor, EEOD, or the Workforce Relations Branch at (304) 480-8259.
As we pursue excellence, each of us should do our part to ensure our workplace is free from discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. We must strive to foster a workplace where we treat others with courtesy, where diversity is valued, and where there is equal employment opportunity for all.
EEO Complaint Procedures & Contacts
As a federal employee or applicant for employment, you are protected against discrimination based on your race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age and physical or mental disability. Retaliation for action taken to oppose or remedy discrimination is also prohibited. Certain Executive Orders also provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, and protected genetic information.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, you MUST contact the EEO Office within 45 calendar days of the date of the incident that gave rise to your complaint, the date you became aware of the incident, or, if a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of its effective date or your knowledge of the action.
The Counselor will advise you of your right to elect between participation in traditional counseling activities or in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. During traditional counseling, the Counselor has 30 calendar days from the time you report your problem to attempt an informal resolution of the matter. If, at the end of this time, the problem is not resolved, you will be advised, in writing, of your right to file a formal complaint. The 30-day period may be extended to an additional 60 if YOU agree in WRITING to such an extension.
If you elect to participate in ADR resolution, traditional counseling will not be attempted. Agencies have 90 days to conduct ADR during the pre-complaint process. If, at the end of this time, the problem is not resolved, you will be advised, in writing, of your right to file a formal complaint.
Any person who believes they have been discriminated against may submit a written complaint to Manager, EEO Office, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 200 3rd Street, Room 301, Parkersburg, WV 26106 or contact the EEO Office at 304-480-6838 or 304-480-6527.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.
Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may obtain information via TDD 304-480-6623.
View Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Form to Request Reasonable Accommodation
Fiscal Service Personal Assistance Services Policy
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d)
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers.
Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at www.section508.gov.
If you have questions about the Fiscal Service's Section 508 program supporting ICT, e-mail Stephen Wharton, Disability Employment Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about filing a complaint against Fiscal Service under Section 508, contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at (304) 480-6527 or TTY at (304) 480-6623.
To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator. Contact information for Section 508 Coordinators may be found at www.section508.gov/508-coordinator-listing.
Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4151-57)
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA.
The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/file-a-complaint.
Last modified 09/05/19