The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) provides leadership, direction and guidance in carrying out the Railroad Retirement Board's equal opportunity and civil rights responsibilities. OEO administers the agency wide equal employment opportunity (EEO) program by initiating policy, implementing and enforcing a variety of federal laws, executive orders and regulations that relate to EEO. This office is also responsible for providing oversight for the affirmative employment, special emphasis and discrimination complaint programs.
OEO coordinates the processing of complaints from Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) employees and applicants for employment involving issues of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation), national origin, age and disability. In addition, OEO is responsible for ensuring that beneficiaries are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded by the RRB.
OEO is accountable for the EEO complaint data that is to be posted in compliance with the NO FEAR Act.
Questions regarding these programs and responsibilities may be addressed to the following:
Lynn Cousins, Director
Office of Equal Opportunity
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street, Room 844
Chicago, IL 60611-1275
Telephone: (312) 751-4942
FAX: (312) 751-7179
TDD: (312) 751-4334