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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.





Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include websites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at If you have questions about the FEC's Section 508 program, or for information about filing a complaint under Section 508, please contact

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at, and information about filing a complaint may be found at

Limited English Proficiency Plan

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