Scheme Nickname: 
Federal sector EEO

Review of discrimination complaints by federal employees. Covered discrimination claims include: race; color; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; and retaliation for protected actions protected under federal equal employment opportunity laws. (29 CFR Part 1614).

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeAre administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Appeals by either employees or federal agencies are filed with the Office of Federal Operations (OFO), which issues the initial decision on behalf of the Commission. (29 CFR1614.403(a), 1614.404). “The decision on an appeal from an agency’s final action shall be based on a de novo review, except that the review of the factual findings in a decision by an administrative judge . . . shall be based on a substantial evidence standard of review.” (29 CFR 1614.405(a))
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Is this a Major Adjudication: