Discrimination Complaints

NSA’s Office of Discrimination Complaints processes all allegations of discrimination in which an employee, applicant, or former employee asserts that they received unfair treatment based on one or more of the Protected EEO bases below.

Protected EEO Bases:

  • Age
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Genetic Information
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Sex (includes pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status)
  • Reprisal due to prior participation in an EEO matter

The EEO Complaints Process at NSA is open to all NSA employees, applicants, and former employees. Military members and contractors follow a separate process within their respective services/companies, and in most cases are not eligible to use the civilian EEO Complaints Process at NSA. They may, however, contact an NSA EEO Counselor for general guidance and referral, as appropriate. Our expert and impartial staff of professionals take every concern seriously and engage with employees and managers during EEO counseling and investigation.  

Individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against should begin the complaints process by contacting an EEO Counselor within 45 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory event or the date they became aware of the event.

To contact an EEO Counselor, please call 301-688-1087.