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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Department

Mission Statement


Our mission is to eradicate employment discrimination, improve diversity in the workplace, and create an environment where all BEP employees are valued, respected, and free to develop and perform to their fullest potential.

No Fear Act


On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act), which increases federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees. This act, which took effect on October 1, 2003, makes federal agencies individually accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

Know Your Rights


Treasury employees and applicants are guaranteed the following rights:


The RIGHT to freedom from discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reprisal, parental status, or protected genetic information.


The RIGHT to equal opportunity in hiring, promoting, separation, career development, benefits, training, transfers, and other aspects of employment.


The RIGHT to file a complaint if you believe discrimination has occurred.


The RIGHT to a reasonable amount of official time to prepare or present your complaint.

Discrimination is Unlawful


What is discrimination?


Discrimination occurs when an employer intentionally treats one employee differently from another when the two are similarly situated and the treatment is based on race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or EEO activity. This is called disparate treatment.


Discrimination can also occur when an employment decision that is based on neutral factors has an adverse impact on a protected group. This is called disparate impact.

What is a reasonable accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job application process or work environment that enables an applicant or employee with a disability to be considered qualified for the position. Employers are required to provide a reasonable accommodation when an individual with a disability requests one, unless it creates an undue hardship on the agency.


What is harassment?

Harassment is physical or verbal conduct that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The harassment must be based on a protected basis and be so severe or pervasive as to alter the conditions of your employment.

Who may file a complaint?

Any Treasury employee or applicant for employment who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on:


  • RACE
  • SEX
  • AGE


* In keeping with certain Executive Orders, Treasury employees and applicants are also protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation, protected generic information, and parental status. Treasury has an established administrative procedure for processing these types of complaints.

How to file a complaint:

To file an EEO complaint you must contact an EEO counselor in the Treasury Bureau where your complaint arose. If you do not know the name of the Counselor, contact your Bureau EEO Officer. You may be asked if you want to participate in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which is an alternative method of resolving disputes rather that using more formal administrative procedures. Treasury encourages the use of ADR as a tool to resolve disputes.

Filing deadlines:

You must contact an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days from when you first became aware of the alleged discriminatory action. If your complaint is not resolved during EEO counseling, you will be provided a Notice of Right to File a Complaint. Your complaint must be filed within 15 calendar days with the:

Department of the Treasury
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20220

EEO counselors may be contacted at:


Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)

14th & C Streets, SW

Washington, DC 20228
(202) 874-3460

TTY: (202) 874-4931

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Western Currency Facility
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)

9000 Blue Mound Road

Fort Worth, Texas 76131
(817) 847-3900