WASHINGTON - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has announced the appointment of Ann Colgrove as Director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs (OCLA) at agency headquarters.
As OCLA Director, Ms. Colgrove advises the Chair and represents the Commission to members of the U.S. Congress, the news media, external constituency groups, and the general public. She previously served as EEOC's Chief of Staff and OCLA Director during the first Bush Administration.
"The federal government in general, and EEOC in particular, are fortunate to have Ann filling such a critically important role," said Chair Dominguez. "Ann's abundance of diverse career experiences in the public and private sectors will serve the Commission well as we continue to strengthen agency outreach to Congress, the news media, and key stakeholders. I welcome Ann and look forward to working closely with her in carrying out EEOC's mission to eradicate workplace discrimination."
In addition to her past service at EEOC, Ms. Colgrove has worked in the U.S. Senate and held senior level positions at the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the U.S. Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation. Most recently, she was Vice President of Evan Kemp Associates, Inc., a consulting firm headed by the late Mr. Kemp, a former EEOC Chairman who played a key role in passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; prohibitions against discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities in the federal government; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Further information about the Commission is available on its Web site at www.eeoc.gov.
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