What We Do

The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, is responsible for the administration, compliance, and enforcement of the nondiscrimination laws and regulations that covers employees and applicants for employment. The laws and regulations are as follows:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Title II Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

The Equal Pay Act of 1963

The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002

Individuals may file a complaint with the NEA if you believe that he/she has been discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, disability or age by an organization that received  NEA funding.  Individuals may contact the Civil Rights Office and request our “Complaint Package" or download the package.

Guidance for Implementation for Federal sector equal employment opportunity programs are found in the following documents issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

   29 C.F.R. 1614 and EEOC’s Management Directive 110

Federal Agencies are required to make available, in writing, to their employees and applicants for employment procedures for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Please click here for a copy of the Endowment's procedures. 

Federal Agencies are required to post notices on “How To File a Discrimination Complaint.”  The NEA’s notice are prominently posted by relevant elevator locations.

Federal Agencies are required to issue an annual EEO Policy Statement.  The NEA EEO Policy Statement is posted on the Agency’s EEO website.