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Job Applicant Rights and Responsibilities

Last Updated: May 20, 2020

As part of our commitment to promoting and maintaining public trust and confidence in our nation's financial system, the FDIC holds itself, its employees, and job applicants to the highest ethical standards. It’s important that all job applicants understand their rights and responsibilities.

Political Recommendations

The FDIC will not accept or consider political recommendations regarding job appointments or any other personnel action, as required by law (5 USC 3303). The FDIC will take appropriate action against any employee who solicits prohibited political recommendations or FDIC officials who consider prohibited political recommendations.

Appointment Suitability and Eligibility

Candidates must meet suitability requirements for federal employment prior to appointment. The FDIC may request an applicant to provide additional information prior to making a formal offer of employment, as required by law (12 CFR Part 336). Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility for anyone hired to work in the United States.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

The FDIC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the FDIC's Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (703) 562-2096 or The FDIC will make determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunity Rights

The U.S. government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Any FDIC employee, former employee, or applicant for an FDIC position may file a complaint of employment discrimination. Visit the equal opportunity page to learn more.

Whistleblower Retaliation Protection

Federal whistleblower protection laws protect all FDIC employees and job applicants from negative employment actions taken in retaliation for making protected disclosures. Visit the whistleblower retaliation protection page to learn more.