The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. (eastern time), at agency headquarters in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room (9th floor), 1801 L Street, N.W., to deliberate and vote on a proposal to reposition the agency's field structure. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission's deliberations. During the meeting, the following matters will be considered:
On May 10, EEOC Chair Cari M. Dominguez announced a proposal designed to reposition the Commission's field structure to enhance the agency's enforcement presence and delivery of services; improve the efficiency of its operations; and reduce or eliminate costs. Under the plan, no jobs will be lost and all current EEOC offices will remain open. Recognizing demographic and workload shifts, additional offices will be opened in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mobile, Alabama.
NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: Any matter not discussed or concluded may be carried over to a later meeting. The Commission agenda is subject to revision. You may call (202) 663-7100 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTY) on the day of the Commission Meeting to confirm the above schedule.
The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older; sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; and the Rehabilitation Act's prohibitions against disability discrimination in the federal government. Additional information about the Commission is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.
The EEOC enforces the nation's laws in the private and federal sectors prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age and disability. These statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, sections of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Further information about the Commission is available online
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