The Federal Election Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on your age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status or political affiliation, you must contact an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action (or in the case of a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of the effective date of the action), before you can file a formal complaint of discrimination against the FEC.
Employees or applicants for employment with the FEC who wish to file an employment discrimination complaint based on any of the prohibitive factors listed above must first contact an EEO Counselor to initiate counseling. You may contact an EEO Counselor directly,via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message on the EEO Office’s Confidential Inquiry Line (202-694-1229).
Additionally, if you are alleging discrimination based marital status or political affiliation, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and/or the Merit Systems Protections Board (MSPB), as applicable. If you are alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation or status as a parent, please contact the OSC at (202) 653-7188 and/or the MSPB at (202) 653-6772 to determine whether grounds exist for a prohibited personnel practice complaint under 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(10) (the Civil Service Reform Act). Additional information is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-orientation_parent_marital_political.html.