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Digital Strategy

The Federal government ​launched a comprehensive Digital Government Strategy to encourage agencies to identify ways to use innovative technologies to streamline their delivery of services to lower costs, decrease service delivery times, and improve the customer experience. FHFA details its efforts to adhere to the principles of the strategy.

Equal Employment Opportunity / No FEAR Act


Ex Parte Communications in Connection with FHFA Rulemakings  


FHFA prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations. We promote programs of inclusive recruitment and employment at all levels of FHFA. It is our goal to build upon the diversity of our organization. The No FEAR Act is intended to increase the accountability of Federal agencies for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees, former employees, and applicants. FHFA posts certain summary statistical data related to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against it.


This policy provides guidance as to how the public should make written and oral communications, including at meetings, to FHFA during the rulemaking process.



Inventory, Priorities, & Schedule

​FHFA is required under OMB Circular A-130 and the Paperwork Reduction Act to disseminate information to the public in a timely, equitable, efficient, and appropriate manner and to maintain inventories of information dissemination products. FHFA posts any updates to final determination of inventories, priorities, and schedules.


​Open Government

​FHFA complies with all instructions in President’s Open Government memorandum in January 2009 to ensure the public has access to important information about the agency’s work to meet its mission.

Plain Writing

​FHFA is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines requiring federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."

Prohibited Personnel Practices​ ​​

​FHFA is required to provide these informational materials by the Office of Special Counsel to notify employees of Prohibited Personnel Practices ​(PPP), which lists what federal employees are prohibited from doing under federal law, and Your Rights as a Federal Employee​, which outlines PPP rights and remedies.  

Reasonable Accommodation

FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and job applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Employees and job applicants requiring reasonable accommodations should contact Joyce.Wilson@FHFA.govDeterminations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Records & Information Management

FHFA believes in public trust through records integrity, and takes steps to adequately and properly document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures and essential transactions of the agency.

Terms of Use

Website & Social Media Policies

​Our privacy policy is clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information to us.  We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website.

Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information. This policy is intended to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities and to convey our preferences in how to submit discovered vulnerabilities to us. This policy describes what systems and types of research are covered under this policy, how to send us vulnerability reports, and how long security researchers need to wait before publicly disclosing vulnerabilities.

Whistleblower Protections

API Terms of Service

The Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) prohibits taking or not taking a personnel action (or threatening either) with respect to any employee or applicant because of any disclosure of information by an employee or applicant which he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of any law, rule, or regulation or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, unless the employee or applicant is prohibited from making the disclosure due to national security reasons.​


FHFA may offer some of its public data in machine readable format via an Application Programming Interface (“API”). These Terms of Service (“TOS”) along with the FHFA.gov Terms of Use and the FHFA Private Policy govern access to and use of the API.​

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