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.
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?
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.
Office of Equal Opportunity
245 Murray Ln,
Washington, D.C. 20223
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.
Architectural Barriers Act Complaint Processing
The Architectural Barriers Act requires buildings or facilities to be accessible if they are designed, built or altered with federal dollars or leased by federal agencies after August 12, 1968. Complaints about inaccessibility of United States Secret Service buildings or facilities should be made directly to the U.S. Access Board. Please visit the following site for more information: https://www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/file-a-complaint
The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency by calling 202-406-5800, 1 888-813-USSS (8777) or via TTY at 202-406-5390. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. USSS Reasonable Accommodation Policy
No FEAR Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act Public Law 107-174
On May 15, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the No FEAR Act. The Act increased federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal taken against employees.
One of the requirements of the No FEAR Act is that federal agencies post on their public websites summary statistical data relating to Equal Employment Opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies.
The United States Secret Service’s public web site contains statistical information in accordance with the No FEAR Act. This data is updated on a quarterly basis.
When reviewing the complaint data, it should be noted that the United States Secret Service's formal complaints process was conducted by the Department of the Treasury prior to FY 2004.
The format of data has changed to follow Department of Homeland Security requirements. No FEAR Act data for the Department of Homeland Security can be found at www.dhs.gov.
For further information, please contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity.
United States Secret Service
Office of Equal Opportunity
245 Murray Ln,
Washington, DC 20223
- Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
- Proposed OPM Regulations for Title II of No FEAR
- Proposed EEOC Regulations for Title III of No FEAR
- Secret Service EEO Complaint Data