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How to file a complaint under the Fair Chance Act

At the Farm Credit Administration, we want to ensure that every job applicant is treated fairly during the hiring process—in accordance with the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Fair Chance Act).

The Fair Chance Act, with some exceptions, prohibits us from requesting an applicant’s criminal history record before that individual receives a conditional offer of employment.

If you have received a conditional job offer from FCA and believe you were asked about your criminal history improperly, you may wish to file a complaint. Please note, however, that you must file the complaint within 30 days of the alleged violation.

To submit a Fair Chance Act complaint, please email the following information to [email protected]:

For more information about your rights under the Fair Chance Act, see the regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management. 

Page updated: July 08, 2024