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Equal Employment & No Fear Act

Equal Employment Opportunity

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is committed to employing a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive workplace by providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants for employment. We recognize the equal opportunity is vital to accomplish our mission and to posture the agency to meet future challenges. 

It is NGA’s goal to provide clearly defined employment, hiring and EEO policies and programs to proactively prevent discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or reprisal. If you believe you have been discriminated against, regardless of your status as an NGA employee, (civilian, contractor or military), former employee or applicant for employment, you can contact the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODE) with 45 days of the alleged discriminatory action at (866) 803-7489.  

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 

The ABA requires access to facilities designed, built, altered or leased with federal funds. Passed by Congress in 1968, it marks one of the first efforts to ensure access to the built environment. The Access Board develops and maintains accessibility guidelines under this law. These guidelines serve as the basis for the standards used to enforce the law, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). Anyone concerned about the accessibility of a facility that may have received federal funds can find more information at the following link: ​https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/accessibility/Architectural_Barriers.htm  

NGA’s Affirmative Action Reports are available in the Associated Documents section below. 

NO FEAR Act

On May 15, 2002, President 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 employee. 

One of the requirements for the NO FEAR Act is that federal agencies post on their public Websites certain summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies. 

Information for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, as required by the NO FEAR Act, can be found in the Associated Documents section below. The data is updated on a quarterly basis. 

 

NO FEAR Act of 2002 

On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed legislation called the No FEAR Act. This act, which took effect on Oct. 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 websites 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 Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity at 866-803-7489.​​   

Equal Employment & No Fear Act Documents

2019 1st Qtr NO FEAR Report
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2019 2nd Qtr NO FEAR Report
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2019 3rd Qtr NO FEAR Report
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2019 4th Qtr NO FEAR Report
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FY2018 Affirmative Action Report
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2018 4th Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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2017 4th Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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2016 4th Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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2015 2nd Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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2015 3rd Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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2015 4th Qtr. NO FEAR Report
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