United States District Court, N.D. Texas, Dallas Division
BRANTLEY STARR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Court considers the report of the United States Magistrate
Judge in this action, which the Court referred to Magistrate
Judge David L. Horan pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Â§ 636.
plaintiff filed a pro se complaint against Kevin
McAleenan, Acting Secretary of the United States Department
of Homeland Security (DHS) and Bridget Bean, another DHS
official [Doc. No. 3]. As Magistrate Judge Horan notes, the
plaintiff's complaint comprises claims of employment
addressing the merits of the plaintiff's claims,
Magistrate Judge Horan first considered the issue of
venue. Magistrate Judge Horan found that Section
717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, codified at 42 U.S.C.
§ 2000e-16(a)-(e), provides the exclusive remedy for
federal employees' claims of
discrimination. This statute extends Title VII's
protections to federal employees and also prescribes Title
VII's venue requirements. Based on the requirements of
section 2000e-5(f)(3), Magistrate Judge Horan concluded that
the Northern District of Texas is not the proper venue for
the plaintiff's case. Instead, the District of the District
of Columbia-the district in which the alleged wrongs
occurred-is the proper venue. Faced with the choice of
dismissing or transferring the case, Magistrate Judge Horan
found that under 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a) the Court may
sua sponte transfer an action if it is in the
interest of justice. Magistrate Judge Horan concluded that it
was in the interest of justice to transfer.
September 24, 2019, Magistrate Judge Horan entered his
Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation
(“Report”) [Doc. No. 7] that the Court
“should, in the interest of justice, transfer this
action sua sponte to the District of the District of
Columbia under 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).”
received the Report of the United States Magistrate Judge,
and no timely objections being filed,  the Court is of
the opinion that the findings and conclusions of the
Magistrate Judge are correct and adopts the Magistrate
Judge's report as the findings and conclusions of the
Court. Accordingly, the Court considers venue sua
sponte and transfers this action to the District Court
for the District of Columbia.
IS SO ORDERED.
 Findings, Conclusions, and
Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge
(“Report”), No. 3:19-cv-02239-X-BN, Doc. No. 7,
at 1 (“Plaintiff Alev Akbulut, currently a resident of
Irving, Texas, brings this pro se employment
discrimination action based on acts that occurred while she
was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency at
FEMA's Office of the Chief Component Human Capital
Officer in Washington, D.C.”).
 See generally id.
 Id. at 1-2.
 Id. at 2 (42 U.S.C. §
2000e-16(c) prescribes the venue requirements of Section
See id. at 4 (“Based on
the pro se complaint, this district meets none of