FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
The Federal Election Commission (FEC or the Commission) has a long-standing commitment to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all employees and applicants for employment in every phase of employment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status or parental status. The Commission has an obligation to ensure that all aspects of employment – including hiring, promotions, pay, benefits, assignments, transfers, training, evaluations, awards, discipline and adverse actions including separations – are conducted in compliance with Commission policies and all applicable EEO and Civil Rights laws, regulations and other guidance.
The Commission is firmly committed to maintaining a work environment where discrimination, retaliation, and harassment are not tolerated. Managers and supervisors have an ongoing responsibility to foster an environment in which all employees are judged on their merit; to identify and correct discriminatory policies, practices, and behaviors; and to take prompt and appropriate action to ensure that the work environment is free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation, reprisal, and/or harassment. Anything less is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
The Commission expects all of its employees to commit to the agency’s EEO efforts. From senior leadership to its most recent hires, all staff will be held accountable for their conduct and performance as public servants, and are expected to comply with applicable laws and the spirit of this Policy Statement. Further, all staff members are expected to promptly bring any concerns about discrimination, in any form, to the attention of management, without the fear of retaliation of any kind. Such a communication may be made to an immediate supervisor, another manager in the supervisory chain, an EEO Counselor, the EEO Director, the Inspector General (IG), or the IG Hotline.
In addition, the Commission is committed to increasing employment and advancement opportunities for members of groups that are underrepresented in our workforce. All such efforts are aimed at breaking down barriers and promoting a workforce that reflects our Nation’s diversity.
The Commission strives to create and maintain a high quality, all-inclusive work environment for employees and an agency that delivers programs and services to everyone with utmost fairness, integrity and equality. By working together, we can ensure an atmosphere that fosters dignity, respect, and equal and positive treatment for everyone in our workplace.