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Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No Fear) Act of 2002

The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No Fear) Act of 2002 was passed by Congress and signed by President Bush on May 15, 2002, and became effective on October 1, 2003. The purpose of this Act is to require Federal agencies to be more accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. The Act applies to Federal employees, former Federal employees, and applicants for Federal employment.

Compliance Contacts

Contact the following individual(s) to get more information on complying with Federal Reserve Board regulations:

Lois Lawrence
Financial Analyst
Board of Governors
Phone: 202-452-2984
TTY/TTD: 202-263-4869

Compliance Resources

The following agencies and offices provide compliance resources for small businesses:

When you think of commercial food service equipment (CFSE), you probably think of restaurants, however CFSE is present in a variety of other facilities as well.

Facilities where CFSE may be found include:

  • Restaurants

  • Grocery stores

  • Convenience stores

  • Community centers

  • Public assembly, sports and entertainment facilities

  • Schools

  • Congregations

Welcome to SBA's Online Business Chat room, highlighting questions from the small business public, and responses from experts on a variety of dynamic small business issues.

Recent Chats

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The following is a newsletter from the Office of Advocacy for April 2009. The key topics discussed in the newsletter are:

  • Effective Federal Income Tax Rates Calculated

  • Home Office Deduction Act

  • Mercatus Fellow Anna Rittgers

Message from the Acting Chief Counsel

  • Speaking Out for Small Business

Research Notes

  • Self-Employed Women Balance Work and Family

  • Small Business and Training

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA) requires that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) receive input from affected small businesses before proposed rules are published. This requirement is in addition to the other mandates of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 23, 2009, the Office of Advocacy filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning EPA’s ongoing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) rulemakings under the Clean Air Act. Throughout this process Advocacy has worked with small entities and EPA to ensure that small business concerns are addressed.

by Chad Moutray, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, 2009. [39] pages.


States looking to grow their economies must ensure that sufficient human capital exists to raise productivity, output, and incomes throughout the state. Some of these gains will stem from the creation of new enterprises, which previous research links to higher living standards.




U.S. Small Business Administration

Guaranteed 5.038% Debenture

Participation Certificates, Series SBIC 2005-10 A Evidencing Fractional Undivided Interests in a Pool of 5.038% Debentures Due March 1, 2015 Issued by

Small Business Investment Companies

Date: June 29, 2010


To: Darryl K. Hairston

Associate Administrator for Management and


/s/ Original Signed


From: Debra S. Ritt

Assistant Inspector General for Auditing


Subject: The Planning and Award of the Wide Area Network Optimization Contract Using Recovery Act Funds, ROM 10-17



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