Notification of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Violations

Posted pursuant to the Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020, which became law on January 1, 2021.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that advances equal employment opportunity (EEO).

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 antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and expands accountability within federal agencies. 

Section 1133 of the Cummings Act requires BOEM to post notification of final findings (all appeal remedies have been exhausted) of discrimination (including retaliation) that have been made against BOEM. The notice must be posted within 90 days of such finding, be linked directly from BOEM’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.

The posting of EEO data on agency public web sites is intended to assist Congress, federal agencies and the public with assessing whether, and the extent to which, agencies are living up to their equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

Notification of EEO Violations:

Currently, there are no findings of discrimination (including reprisal/retaliation) that have been made against BOEM.  This notice will be updated as appropriate, pursuant to Section 1133 of the Elijah E. Cummings Act.