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EEO Counseling

If you are an applicant, former employee or current employee of the FEC and believe that you have experienced discrimination based on one or more of the following: age (over 40), disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, retaliation, sex or sexual harassment, 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 against the FEC.

Specifically, those 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. Applicants, former employees or current employees of the FEC may obtain contact information for an FEC EEO Counselor via the agency’s intranet, posters on each floor, e-mail ( or the EEO Office’s Confidential Inquiry Line (202-694-1229).

If you are alleging discrimination based other factors, such as 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 parental status, 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 also available at

The Federal Election Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.