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Last revision: April 10, 1992
§1614.504 Compliance with settlement agreements and final decisions.
(a) Any settlement agreement knowingly and voluntarily agreed to
by the parties, reached at any stage of the complaint process, shall
be binding on both parties. A final decision that has not been the
subject of an appeal or civil action shall be binding on the agency.
If the complainant believes that the agency has failed to comply with
the terms of a settlement agreement or final decision, the complainant
shall notify the EEO Director, in writing, of the alleged
noncompliance within 30 days of when the complainant knew or should
have known of the alleged noncompliance. The complainant may request
that the terms of settlement agreement be specifically implemented or,
alternatively, that the complaint be reinstated for further processing
from the point processing ceased.
(b) The agency shall resolve the matter and respond to the
complainant, in writing. If the agency has not responded to the
complainant, in writing, or if the complainant is not satisfied with
the agency's attempt to resolve the matter, the complainant may appeal
to the Commission for a determination as to whether the agency has
complied with the terms of the settlement agreement or final decision.
The complainant may file such an appeal 35 days after he or she has
served the agency with the allegations of noncompliance, but must file
an appeal within 30 days of his or her receipt of an agency's
determination. The complainant must serve a copy of the appeal on the
agency and the agency may submit a response to the Commission within
30 days of receiving notice of the appeal.
(c) Prior to rendering its determination, the Commission may
request that parties submit whatever additional information or
documentation it deems necessary or may direct that an investigation
or hearing on the matter be conducted. If the Commission determines
that the agency is not in compliance and the noncompliance is not
attributable to acts or conduct of the complainant, it may order such
compliance or it may order that the complaint be reinstated for
further processing from the point processing ceased. Allegations that
subsequent acts of discrimination violate a settlement agreement shall
be processed as separate complaints under 1614.106 or 1614.204, as
appropriate, rather than under this section.