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2015 Federal Election Commission Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or mental or physical disabilities.  The Agency and its staff must ensure that all aspects of employment  –   including hiring, promotions, pay, benefits, assignments, transfers, training, evaluations, awards, discipline and adverse actions – are conducted in compliance with Commission policies, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, and Civil Rights laws.  The FEC is also committed to increasing the employment and advancement opportunities for members of groups protected under the federal non-discrimination statutes that are underrepresented in our workforce.

All FEC employees have an obligation to value and respect the differences of fellow employees.  FEC employees will be held accountable for compliance with EEO laws and policies, ensuring that their actions demonstrate respect for human differences and that their colleagues are treated with dignity, respect and professionalism.

Managers and supervisors have an obligation to create an environment in which all employees are judged on their merit and to promote a workplace in compliance with all laws concerning equal employment.  They are expected to promote the Agency’s EEO policy in all of their employment activities.  All managers and supervisors are responsible and accountable for the identification and correction of discrimination in the agency, and to ensure that discrimination policies are followed.  They have the responsibility to take prompt and appropriate action to provide a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation, reprisal and harassment.

Employees are expected to bring any concerns about discrimination, retaliation or harassment, in any form, to the attention of management as soon as possible.  The Commission takes all allegations seriously and managers are expected to consider and respond to any reported concerns promptly and appropriately.  Any person who files an EEO complaint, participates in an investigation of a complaint, or who opposes an illegal employment practice is protected from reprisal or retaliation.  

The Commission will continue to ensure proper compliance with our nation’s EEO and Civil Rights laws and maintain a work environment where discrimination, retaliation and harassment are not and will not be tolerated.  The FEC is dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment that fosters dignity and respect for all people. 


Chairman Lee E. Goodman