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Fiscal Year 2000 Accomplishments

EEOC's achievements in fiscal year 2000 demonstrate that the agency is working diligently to provide enhanced customer service to all of our stakeholders. Our comprehensive enforcement approach and strategic utilization of resources have allowed us to capitalize on the major progress made in FY 1999. Moreover, our FY 2001 budget increase will allow us to sustain and build upon our significant accomplishments.
Chairwoman Ida L. Castro

In fiscal year 2000, the Commission continued its progress in making the agency more effective and efficient to serve the public better. Some of the more significant accomplishments include cutting its pending inventory (backlog) of private sector charges to a 17-year low, obtaining record-breaking monetary relief for victims of discrimination, further reducing the average charge processing time, increasing charge resolutions handled through its National Mediation Program, and expanding outreach and technical assistance to employers and under-served minority communities.

In fiscal year 1999, the EEOC received a much needed 15% funding increase of $37 million, allowing it to implement its National Mediation Program and other vital enforcement and outreach initiatives. In addition, Congress increased funding for EEOC for fiscal year 2001, appropriating $303.8 million an 8% increase of $22.9 million over the agency's fiscal year 2000 budget.

The Commission's accomplishments in fiscal year 2000 centered around the Comprehensive Enforcement Program (CEP) formulated at the beginning of October 1998. The CEP is a broad-based approach to enforcement involving the strategic coordination and integration of agency resources. A key aspect of the CEP is increased collaboration among staff in all agency functions, from outreach through resolution of cases in the private and federal sector programs.

Under the CEP, the Commission has focused its enforcement and outreach efforts on key issues first identified in the agency's 1996 National Enforcement Plan. These issues include sex-based wage discrimination and equal pay violations; harassment based on race, gender, and national origin; "glass ceiling" cases affecting women and minorities; language and accent discrimination, including speak-English-only rules; and cases involving egregious instances of systemic and pervasive discrimination.

EEOC's fiscal year 2000 accomplishments (covering the period from October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000) include:

The performance measures and the target levels adopted by the Commission in this Plan for fiscal year 2001 are designed to further enhance the agency's significant progress over the past few years.

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