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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a fundamental right of all employees and applicants for employment. Employees and applicants are to be provided a full and fair opportunity for employment, career advancement and access to programs without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), gender, age, sexual orientation, genetic information or parental status.

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The United States Secret Service Office of Equal Opportunity provides its customers with professional leadership for a comprehensive, proactive, model Equal Opportunity Program that is integrated into the agency's mission and promotes equality for all.


EEO Data Posted Pursuant to the No FEAR Act

The United States Secret Service’s public website contains statistical information in accordance with the No FEAR Act. The data is updated on a quarterly basis. Read more....

Filing a Complaint of Discrimination
What is a Complaint of Discrimination
How to File an EEO Complaint
Who Can File
When Must Allegations of Discrimination be Raised
How to Contact an EEO Counselor
What Information is Needed
What is a Complaint of Discrimination?

A discrimination complaint is an allegation raised by an aggrieved person (current or former employee or applicant for employment) who believes he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, retaliation/reprisal, sexual orientation, parental status or genetic information because of an act or inaction that adversely affects their privileges or benefits of employment.

How to File an EEO Complaint


  • Who Can File:

    Any present or former United States Secret Service employee or applicant for employment who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, reprisal/retaliation for past EEO activity, sexual orientation, parental status or genetic information may file an EEO complaint.
  • When Must Allegations of Discrimination be Raised:

    Before filing an EEO complaint, you must first initiate contact with an EEO counselor within 45 calendar days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act or, if a personnel action is involved, within 45 calendar days of its effective date.
  • How to Contact an EEO Counselor:

    Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (202) 406-5540 or via TTY at (202) 406-9805 or via email at the address shown below, to request an EEO counselor.
  • What Information is Needed:

    - Your name, mailing address and telephone number
    - Your position, grade, office, location
    - The specific basis(es) of discrimination alleged; i.e., race, color, etc.
    - A brief description of the action that gave rise to the complaint, the date of event(s)
      and the requested remedy.
    - As appropriate, supporting documentation and a list of potential witnesses.
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