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What is a Final Agency Decision (FAD)?

If the complainant does not request a hearing before an EEOC AJ, the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) is required by regulation to issue a decision in 60 days. CRCL will notify the Complainant in writing of its decision. CRCL will also provide the employee with appeal rights, if the employee desires to appeal the Final Agency Decision. In addition, if a complainant elects a hearing before the EEOC, and the EEOC administrative judge issues a decision, CRCL must issue a FAD on behalf of DHS within 60 calendar days.