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PRESS RELEASE
2-10-15

EEOC to Sign National Memorandum of Understanding with Philippine Foreign Affairs Department on Feb. 12, 2015

Agreement Will Strengthen Collaboration Aimed at Educating Immigrant Workers of Their Rights Under U.S. Anti-Discrimination Laws

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will sign a national Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), at EEOC headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20507

As part of the Commission's effort to support the White House Initiative on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAPPI), the EEOC and the Philippine Embassy have agreed to partner to assist the Philippine communities in outreach, education and enforcement activities. The MOU is designed to further strengthen collaborative efforts to provide immigrant and otherwise vulnerable Filipino workers and their employers with guidance, information and access to education about their rights and responsibilities under the laws enforced by the EEOC. EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. will sign the MOU in English.

Seating is limited, and the EEOC encourages visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its website at www.eeoc.gov.