ATTENTION PRO SE APPLICANTS If you intend to sue a United States governmental agency for employment discrimination under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e-16, or the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §633(a), read the following important information:
You must sue the head of the agency or department, not the agency itself. You must file suit naming the head of the agency as the defendant within thirty (30) days of final agency or EEOC action. If you are suing under the ADEA and did not file a complaint with the EEOC, you must file suit no sooner than thirty (30) days after giving the EEOC notice of your intent to sue and no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the alleged unlawful practice occurred.
The Department of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the United States Postal Service are some of the governmental agencies falling under the above requirements. The names of the
respective department heads can be obtained from Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th Street, Springfield, Illinois (located on the corner of Seventh & Capitol, on the east side of this building).