Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002," which is now known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to "require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws." Public Law 107-174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that "agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination." Public Law 107-174, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1).
No FEAR Act Notice
Current and former FAS employees and applicants are provided rights and protections available under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws as indicated in the No FEAR Act Notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No FEAR Act
Current statistics on complaints within the FAS are revised and posted quarterly in the No FEAR Act Data report. This table shows the current year-to-date statistics along with year-end data covering the past five years.
Whistleblower Retaliation Protection
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 was signed into law on November 27, 2012. The Act strengthens protection for federal employees who blow the whistle on waste, fraud, and abuse in government operations. Current and former FAS employees and applicants who experienced negative employment actions taken in retaliation for making protected disclosures can find assistance through the Whistleblower Ombudsman.