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Diversity Overview

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.

Our Mission

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

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

Reasonable Accommodation

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