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C. Sample Declarations of Chair

1. Declaration for Response to Motion to Compel Investigative Materials

In this declaration, former Chairwoman Ida Castro asserted the deliberative process privilege for a memorandum prepared in response to the legal unit's guidance to the investigator regarding information to obtain in the investigation and for other documents containing the investigator's analyses and investigative strategy.

                     IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT                    FOR THE DISTRICT OF ________________    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY        ) COMMISSION,                         )                                     )                   Plaintiff,        )     CIVIL ACTION NO._________                                     )                        v.                )     Judge __________  _________________________,         )                                          )                                          )                   Defendant.        ) ____________________________________)                                                  DECLARATION                                       I, Ida L. Castro, state the following:                1.   I am the Chairwoman of the United States Equal Employment        Opportunity Commission (the "Commission").  The Commission is   responsible for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement   of, among other statues, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,   §§ 2000e et seq.  As Chairwoman, I am responsible for the   implementation of Commission policy and the overall operation and   administration of the Commission.  I am authorized to invoke on   behalf of the Commission the governmental privilege for deliberative   processes.       2.   The operation of the Commission as a law enforcement agency        requires the free expression by Commission employees of analyses,   advice, recommendations, and conclusions regarding charges processed   by the Commission.  I have personally reviewed the documents described   in Exhibit A to this Declaration.  The documents described in Exhibit   A contain predecisional analyses and conclusions of Commission  investigatory personnel regarding the investigation of Charge Numbers  _____________ and _____________.       3.   I conclude that disclosure to individuals outside the        Commission of the documents described in Exhibit A would inhibit the   free expression of opinions by Commission employees, thereby impairing   the Commission's ability to enforce the statutes within its authority.       4.   For the reasons stated in the preceding paragraph, I hereby        claim, on behalf of the Commission, the governmental deliberative   process privilege for the documents described in Exhibit A.       I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and        correct.     Executed on ________________, 2000.                                                                                                   ___________________________                                    Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman                                    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY                                    COMMISSION                                    1801 L. Street, N.W.                                    Washington, D. C . 20507                              

                                      EXHIBIT A       1.   Twelve page memorandum (Documents Bates Stamped Numbers E0060-  E0071) to file titled "_____________'s Memo," dated 6/2 written by   _____________, at the time an investigator with the _____________ Office   of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").  This   memorandum was prepared in response to directions from _____________, a   supervisory trial attorney in the _____________ Office's legal unit,   regarding information to obtain in the investigation of Charge Numbers   _____________ and _____________, and contains Ms. _____________'s  strategy for further investigation of these charges.        2.   Six page Case Development Plan (Documents Bates Stamped Numbers  E0263-E0268), undated, prepared by _____________, at the time an   investigator with the EEOC's _____________ Office, containing Ms.   _____________'s analysis of information obtained during her investigation   of Charge Number _____________, her opinions and conclusions regarding   the merits of the charge, and strategies for her investigation of the   charge.       3.   Five page memorandum to file (Documents Bates Stamped Numbers  E0350-E0354) titled "Investigator's Assessment and Analysis of Charge   Receipt Information," dated 1/22/98, prepared by _____________, at the   time an investigator at the EEOC's _____________ Office, containing Ms.   _____________'s analysis of information regarding Charge Number   _____________ and strategies for her investigation of the charge.                                *   *   *   *   * 

2. Declaration in Support of Motion for Protective Order Regarding Deposition of Agency Staff

In this declaration, Chair Cari Dominguez asserted the deliberative process privilege in support of a motion for protective order opposing defendant's Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) deposition notice. Defendant sought to depose Commission staff regarding the field office's investigative strategies, the basis of the cause determination, and the reasons for the Commission's decision to file suit.

                        IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT                       FOR THE DISTRICT OF ________________     EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY        ) COMMISSION,                         )                                     )                   Plaintiff,        )     CIVIL ACTION NO._________                                     )                        v.                )     Judge __________  _________________________,         )                                          )                                          )                   Defendant.        ) ____________________________________                                                  DECLARATION OF EEOC CHAIR CARI M. DOMINGUEZ   I, Cari M. Dominguez, state the following:       1.     I am the Chair of the United States Equal Employment        Opportunity Commission ("The Commission").  The Commission is   responsible for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement   of, among other statutes, Titles I and V of the Americans with   Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), 42 U.S.C.§§ 12101 et seq.    As Chair, I am responsible for the implementation of Commission   policy and the overall operation and administration of the   Commission.  I am authorized to invoke on behalf of the Commission   the governmental privilege for deliberative processes.       2.     The operation of the Commission as a law enforcement        agency requires the free expression by Commission employees of   analyses, advice, recommendations, and conclusions regarding charges   processed by the Commission, including decisions to initiate   litigation on such charges.  I have personally reviewed the Notice   of Deposition Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) in the   above-designated case served on the EEOC on February 26, 2002, which   is attached as Exhibit A.  The items in the Notice of Deposition   relating to the EEOC's methods and strategies in conducting its  investigation of the charge on which the above-designated suit is   based, the bases of EEOC's reasonable cause finding on the charge,   and the reasons for EEOC's decision to file suit on the charge relate   to pre-decisional analyses, advice, recommendations, and conclusions   of Commission employees.        3.     I conclude that disclosure to individuals outside the        Commission of the information described in paragraph 2. above would   inhibit the free expression of opinions by Commission employees.    Such disclosure would materially impair the Commission's ability to   enforce the statutes within its authority.       4.     For the reasons stated above, I hereby claim, on behalf        of the Commission, the governmental deliberative processes privilege   with respect to deposition inquiries that relate to EEOC's methods   and strategies in conducting its investigation of the charge on which   the above-designated suit is based, the bases of EEOC's reasonable  cause finding on the charge, and the reasons for EEOC's decision to   file suit on the charge.        I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true        and correct.   Executed this ______ day of March, 2002.                                              ___________________________                                           Cari M. Dominguez, Chair                                           Equal Employment Opportunity                                             Commission                                           1801 L. Street, N.W.                                           Washington, D. C . 20507