The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:   Claire Gonzales
February 25, 1997                             Reginald Welch
                                              (202) 663-4900
                                              TDD:   (202) 663-4494



WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it is launching a home page on the Internet to provide the public with greater access to an array of agency information materials and resources. The new home page can now be found on the World Wide Web at With the click of a mouse, EEOC's home page will also allow browsers quick entry into other federal agency related web sites.

"EEOC's presence on the World Wide Web provides easier and quicker access to agency information," said EEOC Chairman Gilbert F. Casellas. "This home page is a great advancement in EEOC's commitment to educate the public on workplace anti-discrimination laws to the broadest extent possible."

Information included on the Commission's home page consists of biographies of the Commissioners and General Counsel, Annual Reports, addresses and phone numbers of field offices, the text of the laws enforced by the agency, press releases, fact sheets, and periodicals. Although EEOC's home page offers a variety of information to the public, it will continue to be under development so that the agency will be able to provide timely and accurate information. Other documents to be included in the future will be the agency's policy guidance and litigation logs.

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; the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits 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.

This page was last modified on February 25, 1997.

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