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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint Processing

The Treasury Department is an equal opportunity employer. If you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you must contact an EEO counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory event to initiate informal EEO CounselingClick here for the Bureau EEO Counseling Contact List to find the appropriate Counseling contact information for the Bureau that you believe discriminated against you.  If no resolution is achieved during Counseling, the EEO Counselor will provide you with a Notice of Right to File letter, closing out the “informal” process and informing you of the right to file a “formal” complaint.  If you wish to pursue a formal EEO complaint, you must file a complaint within 15 calendar days of receipt of the Notice of Right to File letter.  

THE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE ONLY FOR EMPLOYEES, FORMER EMPLOYEES, OR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE MET WITH A TREAUSURY EEO COUNSELOR AND HAVE RECEIVED A NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FILE LETTER FROM A TREASURY EEO COUNSELOR .  (If you have not met with an EEO Counselor to pursue an informal EEO complaint, please review the above paragraph regarding initiating EEO Counseling.)

After completing Counseling and receiving a Notice of Right to File letter, there are two steps to submitting a complaint electronically: Step 1-Fill Out and Sign the Complaint Form, and Step 2- File/Submit the Complaint Form.

Step 1: Current Treasury Employees (with agency issued Personal Identification Verification (PIV) ID cards)

  1. Click here to access the form. The form is a fillable PDF document.
  2. Completely fill out the form, leaving the signature box 8 blank.
  3. After you have completely filled out the form, you are now ready to digitally sign the form.

To digitally sign the form using your PIV ID card, please follow these instructions:

  1. Insert your PIV ID card into your computer's card reader if you have not already done so.
  2. Click box 8 and enter your PIN when prompted. Your digital signature will be inserted. (Note: Contact your bureau IT helpdesk if you need additional assistance on how to digitally sign documents.)
  3. Save the signed document to your computer and go to Step 2 below.

Step 1: Applicants or Former Employees (all others)

  1. Click here to access the form. The form is a fillable PDF document.
  2. Completely fill out the form, leaving the signature box 8 blank.
  3. After you have completely filled out the form, print the form.
  4. Sign and date box 8 by pen.
  5. Scan your signed document and save it to your computer. 
  6. Go to Step 2 below.
  7. If you do not have scanning capabilities, you can submit the form by fax or postal mail.

Step 2: Submitting/Filing Your Signed Complaint ELECTRONICALLY for Current Employees, Former Employees and Applicants

You will submit/file your Complaint Form from this page by filling out the boxes below and attaching/uploading your signed Complaint Form. In addition to your signed complaint form, you may attach/upload up to 4 supporting documents that relate to the allegation(s) of discrimination described in your Complaint Form.

  1.  Enter your first and last name, email address, phone number, and any comments in the designated boxes below.
  2. To attach your complaint form, click on the Browse button. A new window will open so you can search for the signed Complaint Form that you have saved to your computer. You will want to attach your complaint form first.
  3. Once you have located it, click on the Open button.  The file name of the document will appear in the box.
  4. Click on Add Another to attach additional supporting documents, up to 4 additional supporting documents can be added by clicking on Add Another. The maximum allowed number of attachments is 5.
  5. Once you have the Formal Complaint Form and any supporting documents attached, you will need to click the Submit button.
  6. Within two business days, you will receive an e-mail, acknowledging that your case has been received.  Timeliness will be determined by the date received.

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You can attach up to 5 files with combined size less than 20 MB per submission. If you have additional files, please submit a new application and note in the comments that it is supplemental to the original.
 

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NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff in the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity are teleworking. The staff is unable to regularly receive or send hard copies of complaint-related materials via mail or fax. Whenever possible, correspondence will be conducted electronically, and this office will send all documents via email, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested. If you are unable to transmit your formal complaint electronically using the above method, you may mail a hard copy of your complaint to the below address. When using mail, please note that timeliness will be determined by the postmark date and there may be a delay in processing your complaint due to our staff teleworking.


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

 

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