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What is a Final Agency Decision (FAD)?

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 for 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 Complainant with appeal rights, if they wish to appeal the FAD. In addition, if the Complainant elects a hearing before the EEOC, and the EEOC AJ issues a recommended decision, CRCL must issue a FAD on behalf of DHS within 60 calendar days.