About the Office

The Securities and Exchange Commission's employees are its most important resource. Our employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to carry out our mission of serving the investing public. Equal employment opportunity at the SEC is a continuing commitment. To maintain neutrality in resolving disputes, the EEO Office is independent of any other SEC office. The EEO Director reports to the Chairman of the SEC.

The primary mission of the EEO Office is to prevent employment discrimination, including discriminatory harassment. Our goal is to ensure that SEC employees have the working environment that will support them in their efforts to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.

Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Securities and Exchange Commission is an independent office created by statute that conducts investigations into fraud waste and abuse and audits of agency programs and operations. Complaints of fraud, waste and abuse, violations of law or other misconduct by SEC staff or contractors, or unlawful retaliation may be made in confidence or anonymously to the OIG. To report suspected fraud, waste or abuse in SEC programs or operations, or to make a complaint about misconduct by Commission staff or contractors, call the OIG hotline toll free at (833)732-6441 (833-SECOIG1), or file a complaint online at https://www.sec.gov/oig. For additional information about the OIG, see http://www.sec.gov/oig.

No FEAR Act Information

Posted Pursuant to Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), P.L. 107-174

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002," which is now known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to "require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws." Pub. L. 107-174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that "agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination." Pub. L. 107-74, Title I, General Provisions, Section 101(1).

The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal Antidiscrimination, Whistleblower Protection and Retaliation Laws.

Peter Henry photoPeter Henry, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

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SEC No FEAR Act Complaint Processing Data: Format mandated by EEOC Final Rule implementing the posting requirements set forth in Title III of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Pub. L. 107-174. See Federal Register: August 2, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 148) and regulations published at 29 CFR 1614 Subpart G.