Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) Compliance Program monitors the progress made by the federal government in achieving equal employment opportunity evidenced by its adherence with statutory civil rights protections including: the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Civil Rights Act of 1991.

complianceFEW on the National level maintains close working relationships with several federal departments and agencies including the Office of Personnel Management, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board and Department of Labor. FEW’s grassroots compliance efforts play a vital role in implementing the Compliance Program across the FEW network, which includes the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and several foreign countries.

Regional and Chapter representatives meet with agency administrators in order to:

  • Monitor and affect the development and enforcement of Management Directive 715;
  • Review distribution of training funds;
  • Assess the disproportionate effects of downsizing on women, people of color, and other minorities; and,
  • Review access to a wide variety of programs that seek to help employees juggle work and family responsibilities

FEW maintains supportive relationships with legal firms that also monitor current legislation that impacts federal workers.  Our Memorandums of Understanding’s (MOU’s) provide members opportunities to work with knowledgeable advisors with legal experience in the federal sector.  Click on the links below to view our mutually beneficial agreements with these two partners.


FEW’s Compliance Program is the responsibility of the Vice President for Compliance, Tonya Watson.  To learn more about this focus area contact: