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Social Media Comment Policy and Moderation
DOE respects different opinions and hopes to foster conversation within our online presence. To that end, the Department does not pre-moderate users' comments on our enterprise accounts. This means that users' comments are automatically published, but they may be removed by a DOE official if they violate our comment policy.
Comments may be removed from DOE blogs or social media accounts if they:
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We collect no personal information about you when you visit a DOE Web site, unless otherwise stated, unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. What we collect and store automatically is:
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Interaction with Children
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Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Division/Office is responsible for administering policies, programs, and procedures to ensure DOE compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOlA) and the Privacy Act (PA), 5 U.S.C. 552 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, respectively.
The resources on these pages are provided to aid in finding answers to questions about programs of the Department of Energy and to obtain information that is publicly available without submitting a FOlA request.
No FEAR Act
Welcome to the Department of Energy's (DOE) reporting page for the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Public Law 207-174. Signed by President George W. Bush on May 15, 2002, the Act increases accountability of Federal Departments and agencies for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees resulting from whistleblower complaints, and complaints before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The No FEAR Act requires each Federal agency to post on its public Web site summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the agency on a quarterly basis during each fiscal year, and cumulative fiscal year end data for the five preceding years.
The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity (OCRD) is committed to upholding anti-discrimination and civil rights laws. The pages linked below contain information required by the No Fear Act.