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The NCUA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability (physical and mental), or genetic information (including family medical history). The NCUA also prohibits discrimination based on political affiliation, parental and marital status, military service, or any other non-merit-based factor.
These protections apply to all employees and applicants for employment. These protections also underlie all management practices and decisions, including recruitment, hiring practices, pay, appraisals, promotions, training, and career development programs. Consistent with these obligations, the NCUA provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, and practices.
All NCUA employees are responsible for supporting and complying with the agency’s equal employment opportunity policies and instructions in their daily conduct and activities, as well as for abiding by equal opportunity laws and policies. NCUA employees or applicants who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, unlawful harassment, or retaliation should contact the NCUA’s EEO Intake Line at 703.518.6325 or EEOmail@ncua.gov. Alternatively, individuals may, as appropriate, contact the Office of Special Counsel at 202.804.7000 or the Merit Systems Protection Board at 202.653.7200.
Further, the NCUA prohibits sexual harassment and harassment of all kinds. Managers and supervisors are responsible for monitoring the work environment to ensure it remains free of unlawful employment practices and to act appropriately to prevent retaliation against employees who report harassment. Managers and supervisors are additionally required to take swift action to investigate when unlawful practices are reported and to take immediate and appropriate corrective action when they occur.
All NCUA managers and supervisors also have a duty to report any such conduct to the NCUA Anti-Harassment Coordinator in the Office of Ethics Counsel at AntiHarrassment@ncua.gov or by calling 703.518.6613 within three business days of any instance of harassing conduct or report of harassment. Finally, employees who experience or observe harassment should report it to any manager, supervisor, or to the Office of Ethics Counsel.
To provide a safe environment for all NCUA employees and applicants, the NCUA does not tolerate retaliation against an individual who engages in a protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or harassment, participating in the EEO process, whistleblowing, or exercising any appeal or grievance right provided by law.
In sum, equal employment opportunity is the foundation of a workplace in which all employees are treated fairly, with dignity, and with respect. At the NCUA, equal employment opportunity is at the core of who we are and how we achieve our mission. As Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, and on behalf of the NCUA Board, I therefore affirm the agency’s commitment to a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Todd M. Harper
National Credit Union Administration
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