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The No FEAR Act is intended to increase the accountability of federal agencies for acts of discrimination or retaliation against employees, former employees, and applicants.

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the “Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,” which is known as the No FEAR Act .

It requires the CFPB to post a notice of rights and protections available under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws and to post certain No FEAR Act data (this data was most recently updated on January 27, 2023). The CFPB also releases an annual No FEAR Act report .

The data includes:

  • Summary of complaints filed in each fiscal year
  • Summary of complaints pending in each fiscal year
  • Summary of investigations completed
  • Summary of complaints dismissed
  • Final actions issued by the CFPB involving a finding of discrimination
    • Final actions issued without an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing
    • Final actions issued after an EEOC hearing
  • Average time taken to complete investigations and final action

To learn more about equal employment opportunity at the Bureau please visit our equal employment opportunity page or contact us.