NCUA’s Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Office of the Chairman

September 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the foundation of a workplace where all employees are treated fairly, with dignity, and respect. The National Credit Union Administration prohibits discrimination on the basis of 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). Retaliation for prior involvement in protected EEO activity is also prohibited. 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, and extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment, hiring practices, appraisals, promotions, training and career development programs. Consistent with these obligations, the NCUA also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs, observances and practices.

The NCUA prohibits and has zero tolerance for harassment, both sexual and non-sexual. Managers and supervisors are responsible and held accountable for monitoring the work environment and ensuring it is free of unlawful employment practices. Managers and supervisors are required to take swift action to investigate when unlawful practices are reported, and to take immediate and appropriate corrective action when they occur. Similarly, all NCUA employees have a duty not to engage in harassing conduct and to report any such conduct if it occurs.

NCUA employees and applicants are also protected against retaliation. Consistent with federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee who engages in protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or harassment or participating in the EEO process, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law will not be tolerated at the NCUA.

All NCUA employees are responsible for supporting and complying with the agency’s EEO policies and instructions in their daily conduct and activities, and for abiding by equal opportunity laws and policies. NCUA employees or applicants who believe that they have been subjected to discrimination, unlawful harassment, or retaliation should contact the NCUA’s EEO Counseling Hotline at 703.518.6325, or eeomail@ncua.gov; or, as appropriate, the Office of Special Counsel at 202.804.7000 or the Merit Systems Protection Board at 202.653.7200. In addition to these processes, reports of harassment may also be submitted to the NCUA Anti-Harassment Coordinator in the Office of Ethics Counsel at anti-harassment@ncua.gov, or by calling 703.518.6613. Employees who experience or observe harassment should report it to any manager or supervisor, or to the Anti-Harassment Coordinator in the Office of Ethics Counsel.

As the NCUA Chairman, and on behalf of the NCUA Board, I affirm the agency’s commitment to a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The NCUA is a workplace where employees are treated fairly with respect and dignity, and where equal employment opportunity is at the core of who we are and how we achieve our mission.

/s/

Todd M. Harper
Chairman
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street | Alexandria, VA 22314

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09/27/21