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Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
(NO FEAR Act)

The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No Fear Act) became effective on October 1, 2003. The No FEAR Act requires that Federal agencies (i.e., Department of Transportation) be more accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

Federal agencies are required to:

The FHWA Headquarters Office of Civil Rights is responsible for submitting a No Fear Act Data Questionnaire to the Department for inclusion in the Department's annual No Fear Act Report.

Contacts/phone numbers/email addresses

Nikisha Pickett
Administrative and Special Emphasis
Program Manager
(202) 366-3894

Authorities

No Fear Act (https://www.civilrights.dot.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/nofearact.pdf)

Guidance

FHWA Order 4710.9 "FHWA Procedures for Addressing Findings of Discrimination"

DOT's No Fear Act Policy Statement (https://www.civilrights.dot.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/policyretaliationnofear_0.pdf

Useful Links

Departmental Office of Civil Rights (https://www.civilrights.dot.gov/page/no-fear-act)

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