Employees can grieve agency actions pursuant to GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES. Employees have fifteen (15) days from discovery of the contested decision or action to file a written grievance with the first-step steward. Discovery means when the employee learned or reasonably can be expected to have learned of the decision or action.
There are numerous matters that are not grievable under policy. Although employees cannot grieve policies the application of any policy to an individual may be grieved.
Learn how to file a grievance properly.
Learn what information you need to file.
Learn who to start the process with to file.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The Merit Systems Protection Board is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive branch that serves as the guardian of Federal merit systems. The Board assumed the employee appeals function of the Civil Service Commission and was given new responsibilities to perform merit systems studies and to review the significant actions of OPM.
Federal agencies are required by law to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees with disabilities. The Federal Government may provide you with a reasonable accommodation based on appropriate requests (unless so doing will result in undue hardship to the agencies).