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Encyclopedia > Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is a United States federal agency tasked with ending employment discrimination in the United States. Signed into law by President John F. Kennedy by Executive Order 10925, it can bring suit on behalf of alleged victims of discrimination against private employers. It also serves as an adjudicatory for claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. source. ... JFK redirects here. ...


The EEOC's mandate is specified under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964[1], the Equal Pay Act[2], the Age Discrimination in Employment Act[3] (ADEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act[4] (ADA). President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... Equal pay for women is an issue involving pay inequality between men and women. ... PWNED!!! ... The 1973 Rehabilitation Act was an American piece of legislation that guaranteed certain rights to people with disabilities. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George H. W. Bush. ...


The Chair of the Commission is Naomi C. Earp, who was designated by President George W. Bush on August 29, 2006. Earp had previously served as Vice Chair of the commission since April 2003. Her five-year term as Chair will expire on July 1, 2010. Naomi C. Earp Naomi Churchill Earp is the current Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


On March 27, 2006, President Bush announced his nomination of Ronald S. Cooper for the position of General Counsel.

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Structure

The EEOC has five commissioners who make equal employment opportunity policy and approve most litigation. These commissioners are appointed for five-year, staggered terms by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The President designates a Chair and a Vice Chair. The Chair is the chief executive officer of the Commission. The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is...


EEOC's General Counsel, who like the Commissioners is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, has a four-year term. The General Counsel directs the Commission's enforcement and litigation through the regional attorneys in the agency's district offices who file and litigate the Commission's suits throughout the country. the country needed a new commission.


In 2005, the agency reorganized, reducing the staff in some district offices and creating offices in Las Vegas and Mobile, Alabama. It also reassigned some staff members, including managers, to enforcement, litigation, mediation, and customer service positions. For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Government  - Mayor Sam Jones Area  - City 412. ...


In 2005, the agency opened a national call center, through a $4.9 million contract with Pearson Government Solutions.[citation needed] A draft study published in April 2006, commissioned by the agency's inspector general, said that the call center handled one-fifth the projected volume and saved the agency only six positions, not the 21 that were expected.[citation needed]


Staffing, workload, and backlog

Full-time staffing of the EEOC has decreased from 2,899 in fiscal year 2001 to 2,343 as of December 2005. The commission's budget has increased slightly in that period, from $317 million in fiscal year 2001 to $327 million in fiscal year 2006.


The agency logged over 79,000 complaints in fiscal year 2004 and more than 75,000 in fiscal year 2005. The backlog of complaints rose from 33,562 in 2005 to 39,061 in 2006 (as of June), and is projected to increase to 47,500 in fiscal year 2007.


Chairs of the EEOC

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Acts enforced by the EEOC

The EEOC enforces the following laws:

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See also

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (or DFEH) is a branch of the California government intended to protect civil rights. ...

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Definition, explanation (598 words)
In addition to the Commissioners, EEOC's General Counsel, who, just like the Commissioners, is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, directs the Commission's enforcement and litigation through the regional attorneys in the agency's district offices who file and litigate the Commission's suits throughout the country.
The EEOC's mandate is specified under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In 2004, Eric Drieband is the General Counsel of the Commission and the Chair of the Commission is Cari M. Dominguez.
The Memory Hole > Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Brief Bank Index (591 words)
EEOC is a federal agency tasked with enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination against certain protected groups and individuals.
EEOC recently supplied an electronic copy of their brief bank index, but not without a hiccup.
However, when EEOC was shown that it had already released the document in PAPER form and that withholding made no sense, EEOC's FOIA Officer decided to release the electronic copy in full.
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