1. The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) of 2002 (Public Law No. 107-174) became effective 1 October 2003. It was enacted to ensure accountability of federal agencies for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
2. The No FEAR Act requires that all federal civilian employees receive and complete training with respect to their rights and remedies under the federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. While not required by the No FEAR Act, military personnel who supervise federal civilian employees are strongly encouraged to complete the training.
3. All new federal civilian employees must receive and complete No FEAR Act training within 90 days of entry on duty date (EOD). All federal employees are required to complete refresher No FEAR Act training once every two years.
4. The IMCOM EEO No FEAR Act training takes approximately one hour to complete (average). Employees are allowed duty time to complete the training. When completed, employees should fill out the certificates of completion, retain the original for their records, and provide copies to their supervisors. All Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their employees complete the training.
For more information, contact the HQ IMCOM Equal Employment Opportunity Division, Complaints & Compliance Analyst at (703) 602-3190, DSN 332-3190.
Equal Employment Opportunity office: 210-466-0644, Fax 210-466-0933