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29 C.F.R. Part 1614.110 Final Action by Agencies
29 C.F.R. §1614.110

TITLE 29 - LABOR

SUBTITLE B - REGULATIONS RELATING TO LABOR

CHAPTER XIV - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

PART 1614 - FEDERAL SECTOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

subpart a - AGENCY PROGRAM TO PROMOTE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

1614.110 - Final action by agencies.

(a) Final action by an agency following a decision by an administrative judge. When an
administrative judge has issued a decision under 1614.109(b), (g) or (i), the agency shall take
final action on the complaint by issuing a final order within 40 days of receipt of the hearing file
and the administrative judge's decision. The final order shall notify the complainant whether or
not the agency will fully implement the decision of the administrative judge and shall contain
notice of the complainant's right to appeal to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
the right to file a civil action in federal district court, the name of the proper defendant in any such
lawsuit and the applicable time limits for appeals and lawsuits. If the final order does not fully
implement the decision of the administrative judge, then the agency shall simultaneously file an
appeal in accordance with 1614.403 and append a copy of the appeal to the final order. A copy
of EEOC Form 573 shall be attached to the final order.

(b) Final action by an agency in all other circumstances. When an agency dismisses an entire
complaint under 1614.107, receives a request for an immediate final decision or does not
receive a reply to the notice issued under 1614.108(f), the agency shall take final action by
issuing a final decision. The final decision shall consist of findings by the agency on the merits
of each issue in the complaint, or, as appropriate, the rationale for dismissing any claims in the
complaint and, when discrimination is found, appropriate remedies and relief in accordance
with subpart E of this part. The agency shall issue the final decision within 60 days of receiving
notification that a complainant has requested an immediate decision from the agency, or within
60 days of the end of the 30-day period for the complainant to request a hearing or an
immediate final decision where the complainant has not requested either a hearing or a
decision. The final action shall contain notice of the right to appeal the final action to the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, the right to file a civil action in federal district court, the
name of the proper defendant in any such lawsuit and the applicable time limits for appeals and
lawsuits. A copy of EEOC Form 573 shall be attached to the final action.

[64 FR 37657, July 12, 1999]

How to File a Formal Complaint of discrimination in federal employment.  (You must first file an
informal (pre-complaint) complaint within 45 days of the act of harm.

Federal EEO Process explained.