No FEAR Act Notice, 71965-71966 [E7-24631]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Notices Dated: December 12, 2007. Ralph Dibattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24540 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,539] Wolverine Tube, Booneville, Mississippi; Notice of Termination of Investigation DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–62,459] Thermo Pressed Laminates Klamath Falls, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on November 14, 2007 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Thermo Pressed Laminates, Klamath Falls, Oregon. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 12th day of December 2007. Linda G. Poole. Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24545 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on December 5, 2007 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Wolverine Tube, Booneville, Mississippi. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an earlier petition (TA–W– 62,523) filed on December 3, 2007, for workers of the firm in Decatur, Alabama and Booneville, Mississippi, that is the subject of an ongoing investigation for which a determination has not yet been issued. Further investigation in this case would serve no purpose. Therefore, the investigation under this petition has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of December 2007. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24536 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [MCC FR 07–15] Employment and Training Administration No FEAR Act Notice Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [TA–W–62,483] Vaisala, Inc./Tucson Operations, Tucson, Arizona; Notice of Termination of Investigation mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Pursuant to section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on November 20, 2007 in response to a worker petition filed a company official on behalf of workers at Vaisala, Inc./ Tucson Operations in Tucson, Arizona. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of December, 2007. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–24538 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:40 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: This notice fulfills the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s ‘‘No FEAR Act Notice’’ Federal Register publication obligations, as required by the Act and by the Office of Personnel Management implementing regulations at 5 CFR 724.202. DATES: This notice is effective December 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen DeLaBarre Chase,Equal Employment Opportunity Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation, 875 Fifteenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: (202) 521–3600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the ‘‘Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002’’ which is now known as the No PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71965 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. In support of this purpose, Congress found that ‘‘agencies cannot be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate discrimination.’’ The Act also requires Federal agencies, including the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), 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 The Millennium Challenge Corporation cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant for Federal employment 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 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 part 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). Whistleblower Protection Laws An MCC 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 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 71966 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Notices 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 MCC cannot retaliate against an employee or applicant for employment 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 of this notice. Disciplinary Actions Under the existing laws, MCC retains the right, where appropriate, to discipline an 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), MCC 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 MCC 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Staff at MCC. 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: December 14, 2007. William G. Anderson, Jr., Vice President & General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–24631 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 07–14] Notice of Quarterly Report (July 1, 2007–September 30, 2007) Millennium Challenge Corporation. SUMMARY: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007 with respect to both assistance provided under Section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–199, Division D (the Act)), and transfers of funds to other federal agencies pursuant to Section 619 of that Act. The following report shall be made available to the public by means of publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet website of the MCC (http://www.mcc.gov) in accordance with Section 612(b) of the Act. AGENCY: ASSISTANCE PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 605 Projects Obligated Cumulative disbursements Objectives Country: Madagascar Year: 2007 Quarter 4 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Madagascar Total Obligation: $109,773,000 Total Quarterly Disbursement: $4,774,000 $37,803,000 Increase Land Titling and Security. $3,983,000 Finance Project ......................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Land Tenure Project ................. 35,888,000 Increase Competition in the Financial Sector. 3,507,000 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:40 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Measures Legislative proposal reflecting the National Land Tenure Program submitted to Parliament and passed. Number of land disputes reported and resolved in the target zones and sites of implementation. Percentage of land documents inventoried, restored, and/or digitized. Average time and cost required to carry out property transactions. Percent of reported land conflicts resolved on titled land in zone 3, 4, 5 during the title regularization operations. Percentage of land in the zones that is demarcated and ready for titling. The number of savings accounts and outstanding value of accounts from primary banks. Maximum check clearing delay. Volume of funds in payment system and number of transactions. Increased public awareness of new financial instruments as measured by surveys within intervention zones and large towns. The amount of government debt issued with maturities in excess of 52 weeks. The number of new individual investors buying government debt securities. The number of bank branches of the Central Bank of Madagascar capable of accepting auction tenders. Percentage of all loans included in the central database. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

[MCC FR 07-15]


No FEAR Act Notice

AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice fulfills the Millennium Challenge Corporation's 
``No FEAR Act Notice'' Federal Register publication obligations, as 
required by the Act and by the Office of Personnel Management 
implementing regulations at 5 CFR 724.202.

DATES: This notice is effective December 14, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen DeLaBarre Chase,Equal Employment 
Opportunity Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation, 875 Fifteenth 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Telephone: (202) 521-3600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    In support of this purpose, Congress found that ``agencies cannot 
be run effectively if those agencies practice or tolerate 
discrimination.''
    The Act also requires Federal agencies, including the Millennium 
Challenge Corporation (MCC), 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

    The Millennium Challenge Corporation cannot discriminate against an 
employee or applicant for Federal employment 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 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 part 
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).

Whistleblower Protection Laws

    An MCC 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

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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

    MCC cannot retaliate against an employee or applicant for 
employment 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 of this notice.

Disciplinary Actions

    Under the existing laws, MCC retains the right, where appropriate, 
to discipline an 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), MCC 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 MCC 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 Equal Employment Opportunity 
Staff at MCC. 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: December 14, 2007.
William G. Anderson, Jr.,
Vice President & General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
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