Notification of Equal Employment Opportunity Violations
Posted Pursuant to the Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is deeply committed to building a workplace that advances equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).
To best realize EEO and DEIA, all CDC employees and applicants, must be treated fairly and consistently on the basis of merit. As such, no employee will be denied equal employment opportunity, subjected to harassment, retaliated against for engaging in protected EEO activity, or denied equal pay or compensation because of race, color, national origin (including ethnicity, accent, and use of a language other than English), religion (including reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs or practices), physical or mental disability (including reasonable accommodation of physical or mental disability), medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or any other prohibited factor.
A person wishing to file an EEO complaint must contact an EEO counselor of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Equity (OEEOWE) within 45 calendar days of the most recent incident of discrimination (including retaliation). Failure to contact an EEO counselor of the OEEOWE within 45 calendar days of the most recent incident of discrimination (including retaliation) may result in the dismissal of an EEO complaint. For additional information on the EEO complaint process please visit OEEOWE Equal Opportunity Guidance page.
The Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020 (Cummings Act) amends the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act of 2002 to strengthen federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and expands accountability within federal agencies. Section 1133 of the Cummings Act requires CDC to post notification of a finding of discrimination (including retaliation) that has been made against CDC. The notice must be linked directly from CDC’s public internet website for a period of one (1) year, and state that a finding of discrimination (including retaliation) has been made, including identifying the date on which the finding was made, the date of each discriminatory act, the law(s) violated, and to advise employees of the rights and protections available under applicable Civil Rights laws.