The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (EEOA) extended certain provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to federal employees. One such provision extended is contained in § 717(c) . Under this section a federal employee alleging employment discrimination is granted access to a United States district court in two situations: when administrative relief is not provided within 180 days after the filing of the original complaint; or, upon final action being taken by either the agency involved or the Civil Service Commission.