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Equal Employment Opportunity

Welcome to the EEO Program


The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity advises and assists the Federal Election Commission and other principal officers of the Commission in carrying out their responsibilities relative to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and other laws, executive orders, and regulatory guidelines affecting affirmative employment and the processing of EEO complaints. The legal statutory authorities and major functions of the EEO Office are:

Legal Authorities

Policies and Statements

Affirmative Employment Program

The Affirmative Employment Program is responsible for promoting equal opportunity and eliminating discriminatory practices and policies by monitoring and analyzing the Commission's personnel polices, practices, and workforce profiles.

Special Emphasis Programs

A Special Emphasis Program (SEP) is a workforce management program involving individuals identified as being under represented in the FEC's workforce as compared to the Civilian Labor Force. Its primary objective is to identify barriers to the recruitment and advancement of SEP group members, devise solutions when needed and draft plans to implement those solutions. While initiated by the EEO Office, this effort requires intra-agency collaboration to achieve success. The Commission's recognized SEP members are:

EEO Complaints Program

The EEO complaints program processes informal and formal allegations of discrimination through EEO Counseling or ADR, EEO investigations, Final Agency Decisions, appeals compliance, case statistical analysis and reporting.

Any FEC employee or job applicant who believes that he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or reprisal for prior EEO activity must contact an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.




Contact Information

If you have any questions concerning this page or the FEC EEO process feel free to contact the EEO staff at:


EEO Office Fax (202) 208-0366