What You Need to Know About EEO

What You Need to Know About EEO


EEO Laws

Equal Pay Act of 1963

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as Amended

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as Amended

Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended

Civil Rights Act of 1991

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Administrative Process for Complaints of Illegal Discrimination

Precomplaint Process

Beginning the EEO Process in a Timely Manner


Official Time

Maintaining Anonymity

Taking Part in the Precomplaint Process — Counseling

REDRESS — A Conflict Resolution Process

Formal EEO Complaint Process

Losing Your Right to Anonymity

Filing a Formal EEO Complaint in a Timely Manner

Prohibition Against Using Penalty Envelopes and Limited Use of Postal Service Equipment

Changing Your Mailing Address

Receiving Acknowledgment and Acceptance of the Complaint

Waiting for Investigation of the Complaint

Cooperating With the EEO Complaint Investigator

Filing Both a Complaint and a Grievance

Requesting a Final Postal Service Decision or an EEOC Hearing Before the Postal Service Issues a Final Action

Procedures for Requesting an EEOC Hearing

Procedures for Requesting a Postal Service Decision (Merit Final Agency Decision)

Procedures When You Fail to Make a Request

Appealing the Decision or Filing a Civil Action

Appealing to the EEOC Office of Federal Operations


Final Agency Action After a Hearing (Decision by an EEOC Administrative Judge)

Merit Final Agency Decision After Investigation

Appeal Form and Process


Filing a Civil Action

Age Discrimination in Employment Act Cases

Option to File a Formal EEO Complaint or a Civil Action

Filing an ADEA Civil Action

Filing a Formal EEO Complaint Under the ADEA

Equal Pay Act Cases

Mixed EEO and Merit Systems Protection Board Cases

Definition of Mixed Case

Examples of Mixed Cases

Processing Mixed-Case Complaints

Filing a Mixed-Case Appeal With the MSPB

Filing a Mixed-Case EEO Complaint With the Postal Service

Withdrawals and Settlements

Withdrawing a Complaint

Settling a Complaint

Offer of Resolution


Remedies Not Available to You Under the Law

Interim Relief

Your Duty to Mitigate Back Pay Awards