Employment Complaints Resolution Staff
What is prohibited discrimination?
The EPA cannot and will not tolerate discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex, including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity or gender expression; national origin; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; age; protected genetic information; status as a parent marital status; political affiliation; or retaliation based on previous EEO activity. In addition, the EPA will not tolerate any type of harassment - either sexual or non-sexual, of any employee or applicant for employment. Employment decisions, including those related to hiring, training or awards, must be made in accordance with the merit system principles contained in 5 U.S.C. § 2301.
The Environmental Protection Agency is committed to providing equal employment opportunity; eliminating discrimination in employment; and maintaining an environment that is free from any form of prohibited discrimination. The Agency will provide a prompt, fair and impartial review, and adjudication of any allegation of discrimination. We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and practices in all of our management decisions and personnel practices.
EPA policies and procedures involving employment discrimination and complaints
- 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (PDF)(1 pp, 2MB, About PDF)
- 2014 Anti Harassment Policy Statement (PDF)(1 pp, 3MB, About PDF)
- Amended Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement to include Sexual Orientation (10/14/94)
- What is the process to file a discrimination complaint?
- What does the EEO counseling process involve?