No Fear

Quarterly Complaints of Employment Discrimination

Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (the No Fear Act),requires agencies to post quarterly cumulative statistical data pertaining to complaints of employment discrimination filed by employees, former employees and applicants for employment under 29 CFR Part 1614. The data must be for the then current fiscal year as well as end of year data for the five previous fiscal years (to the extent available for those five fiscal years), and is described in section 301(b) of the Act and 29 CFR 1614.704.

The Act also requires DoD to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform them of the rights and protections available under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

No Fear Act Notice

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the “Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,” which is known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to “require Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws”. Pub. L. 107-174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that “agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.” Public Law 107-174, Title I, General Provisions, Section 101(1). The Virginia National Guard provides this No Fear Act Notice to current employees, former employees and applicants for employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws.