This functional unit is responsible for oversight, policy and guidance for the processing of individual and class complaints of discrimination and retaliation pursuant to Title VII,
under NASA Policy Directive 3713.6P, Delegation of Authority to Act in Matters Pertaining to Discrimination Complaints Under 29 C.F.R. Part 1613. Responsibilities include issuing Final Agency Decisions, drafting responses to all appeals filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and corresponding with the EEOC on matters related to Agency compliance. Also conducts jurisdictional contingent worker (contractor) analysis and complies with federal reporting requirements (e.g. No FEAR Act). For more information on the Complaints Process, visit the EEO Complaints Process page.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. Pursuant to Title VII, CMD processes formal complaints, provides oversight of the informal complaint process, drafts Final Agency Decisions and responds to EEOC appellate actions.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government. Under the Rehabilitation Act, CMD processes matters related to reasonable accommodation and discrimination on the basis of disability.
Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from gender based wage discrimination. Pursuant to this Act, CMD examines allegations of disparate wage distribution on the basis of gender.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against individuals in the workplace who are 40 years of age or older. Pursuant to the ADEA, CMD analyzes and processes complaints wherein discrimination is alleged based on age.
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Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (The No FEAR Act) imposes additional duties upon Federal agency employers intended to reinvigorate their longstanding obligation to provide a work environment free of discrimination and retaliation. Pursuant to the Act, CMD monitors and provides quarterly reports of complaints activity.
Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1614 – Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity mandates that each agency shall maintain a continuing affirmative program to promote equal opportunity and to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices and policies. CMD relies upon 29 CFR Part 1614 for guidance and management of the equal opportunity program, identification of acceptable claims of discrimination and adjudication of cases.
Equal Employment Opportunity Management Directive (MD-110) is a directive to provide federal agencies with the EEOC’s policies, procedures, and guidance relating to the processing of employment discrimination complaints governed by the Commissions regulation in 29 CFR Part 1614.
EEOC Management Directive 715 (MD-715) established standards for ensuring that agencies develop and maintain model EEO programs. Utilizing MD-715, CMD maintains and promotes efficiency in the complaints process.