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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices Dated: November 22, 2006. George Alapas, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E6–20294 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in open session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, to consider the following matters: The FDIC will provide attendees with auxiliary aids (e.g., sign language interpretation) required for this meeting. Those attendees needing such assistance should call (703) 562–6067 (Voice or TTY), to make necessary arrangements. Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed to Mr. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7122. Dated: November 28, 2006. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9496 Filed 11–29–06; 11:33 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Summary Agenda No substantive discussion of the following items is anticipated. These matters will be resolved with a single vote unless a member of the Board of Directors requests that an item be moved to the discussion agenda. Disposition of minutes of previous Board of Directors’ meetings. Summary reports, status reports, and reports of actions taken pursuant to authority delegated by the Board of Directors. Memorandum and resolution re: Proposed FDIC Corporate Investment Policy. Memorandum and resolution re: Amendments to Part 313 to Authorize the FDIC to Refer Delinquent Criminal Restitution Debt to the Treasury Offset Program for Collection. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Discussion Agenda Memorandum and resolution re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Risk-Based Capital Guidelines; Capital Maintenance: Domestic Capital Modifications. Memorandum and resolution re: Extension of Comment Period for Basel II and Market Risk Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and the Proposed Reports Notices for those Rulemakings. Memorandum and resolution re: Proposed 2007 Corporate Operating Budget. Memorandum and resolution re: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Large-Bank Deposit Insurance Determination Modernization. The meeting will be held in the Board Room on the sixth floor of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in closed session, pursuant to section 552b(c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B), Title 5, United States Code, to consider matters relating to the Corporation’s supervisory and corporate activities. The meeting will be held in the Board Room on the sixth floor of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed to Mr. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7122. 69565 Act). Section 202 of the No FEAR Act requires the FLRA and other Federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, and applicants for employment of the rights and remedies available to them under the Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws. DATES: December 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Sisson, Director, EEO Complaints; Federal Labor Relations Authority; 1400 K Street, NW.; Washington DC 20424–0001; (202) 218– 7919. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By final rule effective September 18, 2006, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued regulations implementing the notice obligations contained in section 202 of the No FEAR Act. OPM’s regulations, at 5 CFR 724.202, provide that agencies must publish the initial notice required by the No FEAR Act in the Federal Register. No FEAR Act Notice Dated: November 28, 2006. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9497 Filed 11–29–05; 11:33 am] On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the ‘‘Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,’’ which is now known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to ‘‘require that Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.’’ Public Law 107–174, Summary. In support of this purpose, Congress found that ‘‘agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.’’ Public Law 107–174, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1). The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. BILLING CODE 6715–01–M Antidiscrimination Laws FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY No FEAR Act Notice Federal Labor Relations Authority. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is publishing this notice in accordance with Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–174) (No FEAR PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A Federal agency cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant with respect to the terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or political affiliation. Discrimination on these bases is prohibited by one or more of the following statutes: 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(1), 29 U.S.C. 206(d), 29 U.S.C. 631, 29 U.S.C. 633a, 29 U.S.C. 791 and 42 U.S.C. 2000e–16. If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability, you must E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 69566 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices contact an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action, or, in the case of a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of the effective date of the action, before you can file a formal complaint of discrimination with your agency. See, e.g., 29 CFR 1614. If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, you must either contact an EEO counselor as noted above or give notice of intent to sue to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action. If you are alleging discrimination based on marital status or political affiliation, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) (see contact information below). In the alternative (or in some cases, in addition), you may pursue a discrimination complaint by filing a grievance through your agency’s administrative or negotiated grievance procedures, if such procedures apply and are available. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Whistleblower Protection Laws A Federal employee with authority to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action must not use that authority to take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action against an employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that individual that is reasonably believed to evidence violations of law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, unless disclosure of such information is specifically prohibited by law and such information is specifically required by Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or the conduct of foreign affairs. Retaliation against an employee or applicant for making a protected disclosure is prohibited by 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(8). If you believe that you have been the victim of whistleblower retaliation, you may file a written complaint (Form OSC–11) with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel at 1730 M Street NW., Suite 218, Washington, DC 20036–4505 or online through the OSC Web site—http://www.osc.gov. Retaliation for Engaging in Protected Activity A Federal agency cannot retaliate against an employee or applicant because that individual exercises his or her rights under any of the Federal antidiscrimination or whistleblower VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 protection laws listed above. If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation for engaging in protected activity, you must follow, as appropriate, the procedures described in the Antidiscrimination Laws and Whistleblower Protection Laws sections or, if applicable, the administrative or negotiated grievance procedures in order to pursue any legal remedy. Disciplinary Actions Under the existing laws, each agency retains the right, where appropriate, to discipline a Federal employee for conduct that is inconsistent with Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws up to and including removal. If OSC has initiated an investigation under 5 U.S.C. 1214, however, according to 5 U.S.C. 1214(f), agencies must seek approval from the Special Counsel to discipline employees for, among other activities, engaging in prohibited retaliation. Nothing in the No FEAR Act alters existing laws or permits an agency to take unfounded disciplinary action against a Federal employee or to violate the procedural rights of a Federal employee who has been accused of discrimination. Additional Information For further information regarding the No FEAR Act regulations, refer to 5 CFR part 724, as well as the appropriate offices within your agency (e.g., EEO/ civil rights office, human resources office or legal office). Additional information regarding Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws can be found at the EEOC Web site—http:// www.eeoc.gov and the OSC Web site— http://www.osc.gov. Existing Rights Unchanged Pursuant to section 205 of the No FEAR Act, neither the Act nor this notice creates, expands or reduces any rights otherwise available to any employee, former employee or applicant under the laws of the United States, including the provisions of law specified in 5 U.S.C. 2302(d). Dated: November 24, 2006. Jill M. Crumpacker, Executive Director. [FR Doc. E6–20330 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6727–01–P PO 00000 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than December 28, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. First Fidelity Bancorp, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Western Security Holding, Co., Ltd., and thereby indirectly acquire Western Security Bank, both of Scottsdale, Arizona. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 28, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–20322 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY


No FEAR Act Notice

AGENCY: Federal Labor Relations Authority.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is publishing 
this notice in accordance with Title II of the Notification and Federal 
Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-
174) (No FEAR Act). Section 202 of the No FEAR Act requires the FLRA 
and other Federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, 
and applicants for employment of the rights and remedies available to 
them under the Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower Protection 
Laws.

DATES: December 1, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Sisson, Director, EEO 
Complaints; Federal Labor Relations Authority; 1400 K Street, NW.; 
Washington DC 20424-0001; (202) 218-7919.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By final rule effective September 18, 2006, 
the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued regulations 
implementing the notice obligations contained in section 202 of the No 
FEAR Act. OPM's regulations, at 5 CFR 724.202, provide that agencies 
must publish the initial notice required by the No FEAR Act in the 
Federal Register.

No FEAR Act Notice

    On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the ``Notification and Federal 
Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,'' which is now 
known as the No FEAR Act. One purpose of the Act is to ``require that 
Federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination 
and whistleblower protection laws.'' Public Law 107-174, Summary. In 
support of this purpose, Congress found that ``agencies cannot be run 
effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.'' 
Public Law 107-174, Title I, General Provisions, section 101(1).
    The Act also requires this agency to provide this notice to Federal 
employees, former Federal employees and applicants for Federal 
employment to inform you of the rights and protections available to you 
under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.

Antidiscrimination Laws

    A Federal agency cannot discriminate against an employee or 
applicant with respect to the terms, conditions or privileges of 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
age, disability, marital status or political affiliation. 
Discrimination on these bases is prohibited by one or more of the 
following statutes: 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(1), 29 U.S.C. 206(d), 29 U.S.C. 
631, 29 U.S.C. 633a, 29 U.S.C. 791 and 42 U.S.C. 2000e-16.
    If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful 
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin or disability, you must

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contact an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor within 45 
calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action, or, in the case of 
a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of the effective date of 
the action, before you can file a formal complaint of discrimination 
with your agency. See, e.g., 29 CFR 1614. If you believe that you have 
been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, you 
must either contact an EEO counselor as noted above or give notice of 
intent to sue to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 
within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action. If you 
are alleging discrimination based on marital status or political 
affiliation, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of 
Special Counsel (OSC) (see contact information below). In the 
alternative (or in some cases, in addition), you may pursue a 
discrimination complaint by filing a grievance through your agency's 
administrative or negotiated grievance procedures, if such procedures 
apply and are available.

Whistleblower Protection Laws

    A Federal employee with authority to take, direct others to take, 
recommend or approve any personnel action must not use that authority 
to take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a 
personnel action against an employee or applicant because of disclosure 
of information by that individual that is reasonably believed to 
evidence violations of law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; 
gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and 
specific danger to public health or safety, unless disclosure of such 
information is specifically prohibited by law and such information is 
specifically required by Executive order to be kept secret in the 
interest of national defense or the conduct of foreign affairs.
    Retaliation against an employee or applicant for making a protected 
disclosure is prohibited by 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(8). If you believe that 
you have been the victim of whistleblower retaliation, you may file a 
written complaint (Form OSC-11) with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel 
at 1730 M Street NW., Suite 218, Washington, DC 20036-4505 or online 
through the OSC Web site--http://www.osc.gov. 

Retaliation for Engaging in Protected Activity

    A Federal agency cannot retaliate against an employee or applicant 
because that individual exercises his or her rights under any of the 
Federal antidiscrimination or whistleblower protection laws listed 
above. If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation for 
engaging in protected activity, you must follow, as appropriate, the 
procedures described in the Antidiscrimination Laws and Whistleblower 
Protection Laws sections or, if applicable, the administrative or 
negotiated grievance procedures in order to pursue any legal remedy.

Disciplinary Actions

    Under the existing laws, each agency retains the right, where 
appropriate, to discipline a Federal employee for conduct that is 
inconsistent with Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower 
Protection Laws up to and including removal. If OSC has initiated an 
investigation under 5 U.S.C. 1214, however, according to 5 U.S.C. 
1214(f), agencies must seek approval from the Special Counsel to 
discipline employees for, among other activities, engaging in 
prohibited retaliation. Nothing in the No FEAR Act alters existing laws 
or permits an agency to take unfounded disciplinary action against a 
Federal employee or to violate the procedural rights of a Federal 
employee who has been accused of discrimination.

Additional Information

    For further information regarding the No FEAR Act regulations, 
refer to 5 CFR part 724, as well as the appropriate offices within your 
agency (e.g., EEO/civil rights office, human resources office or legal 
office). Additional information regarding Federal antidiscrimination, 
whistleblower protection and retaliation laws can be found at the EEOC 
Web site--http://www.eeoc.gov and the OSC Web site--http://www.osc.gov.

Existing Rights Unchanged

    Pursuant to section 205 of the No FEAR Act, neither the Act nor 
this notice creates, expands or reduces any rights otherwise available 
to any employee, former employee or applicant under the laws of the 
United States, including the provisions of law specified in 5 U.S.C. 
2302(d).

    Dated: November 24, 2006.
Jill M. Crumpacker,
Executive Director.
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