Marine Mammal Commission

No Fear Act

The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), which became effective in 2003, requires federal agencies to take certain actions. These actions are designed to reinvigorate agencies’ longstanding obligation to provide a work environment free of discrimination and retaliation. Under the Act, federal agencies must:

  • Post on their website a notice apprising federal employees, applicants, and former employees of their rights and the remedies available under the Act. This notice is available here.
  • Submit annual reports setting forth information about their efforts to improve compliance with the employment discrimination and whistleblower protection laws and detailing the status of complaints brought against the agency under these laws.
  • Every fiscal quarter, post on their public websites summary statistical data pertaining to EEO complaints filed with the agency over the past five fiscal years.

Click here for the Commission’s latest summary of statistical data under the No Fear Act.

Lear more about the No FEAR Act

Questions and answers on the No FEAR Act from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Office of Personal Management (OPM) Web page – No FEAR Act