Internal Civil Rights Program

The Internal Civil Rights Program administers and ensures the Agency’s compliance and enforcement of Federal nondiscrimination laws and regulations to include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Equal Pay Act of 1963; and the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. The NRC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and prohibits unlawful discrimination in the workplace for all employees, former employees, and job applicants seeking employment, on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, military service, genetic information.  The NRC also prevents employees (current and former) and job applicants from being subjected to reprisal for either participating in a protected activity or opposing practices made unlawful by the relevant civil rights statutes and regulations.

Any matter that falls within the scope of the EEO complaint process may be raised in a formal EEO complaint or through the negotiated grievance procedure, but not both. Employees whose claims fall outside the scope of the EEO complaint process (i.e., claims that may not be brought before the EEOC) may nonetheless raise such matters, if otherwise grievable, through the negotiated grievance procedure (CBA Article 46, Grievance Procedures). See also 29 CFR 1614, Subpart C.

For questions or comments about the NRC’s Civil Rights programs, please Contact Us.

The NRC's complaint process is administered in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).