No Fear Act Policy
By law, NIST employees are required to receive notification of the following information. For further information, contact Mirta-Marie M. Keys, Director, NIST Civil Rights and Diversity Division, 301-975-2042. Read the 508 compliant training.
The Notification of Federal Employees Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act, (No FEAR Act), (Public Law No. 107-174) became effective on October 1, 2003. The intent of the Act is to help ensure that federal agencies:
NIST Civil Rights and Diversity Division (CRDD) Compliance:
Pursuant to the No FEAR Act, the NIST CRDD has posted data pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination initiated by NIST employees, former employees, and applicants for employment under 29 C.F.R. In addition a link has been established to the Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Civil Rights where data on formal NIST complaints have been posted: http://www.osec.doc.gov/ocr/nofear/nofear.htm.
Complaints of alleged discrimination or reprisal:
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to prohibited discrimination or retaliation because of their participation in a protected EEO activity should contact a NIST EEO Counselor, or the NIST Civil Rights and Diversity Division within 45 calendar days of the date that they believe discrimination took place, or within 45 calendar days of the date they learned or should have learned of the alleged act of discrimination. Contact information for EEO Counseling is posted throughout both NIST campuses and on the NIST CRDD web page.
Whistleblowing and Prohibited Personnel Practices:
Additional information on Prohibited Personnel Practices can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Office of Special Counsel at www.osc.gov or 1-800-872-9855 or Hearing and Speech Disabled: Federal Relay Service at 1-800-872-9855.
Distribution: NIST Wide