On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the ‘‘Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,’’ which is now known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the No FEAR Act is to ‘‘require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.’’ Pub. L. 107–174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that ‘‘agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.’’ Pub. L. 107– 74, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1).
The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform them of their rights and protections. All CDC/ATSDR staff is required to complete a mandatory No FEAR Act training. CDC/ATSDR is committed to complying with the policies, regulations and procedures as outlined in the Act.
The intent of the Act is to help ensure that federal agencies:
In addition, the No FEAR Act requires federal agencies to: