The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Repositioning will Deliver Better, Faster Service to the Public No Jobs will be Lost; New Offices to Open

WASHINGTON - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today unveiled 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, two new offices will be opened. Chair Dominguez has called a May 16 Commission Meeting to deliberate and vote on the measure.

Please note: The May 16, 2005 Commission Meeting has been rescheduled for July 8, 2005.

"Given the shifting demographics, changing business environment, explosive technological advancements, and budgetary considerations of our times, this plan will recast the Commission in a stronger and more viable position to carry out its mission," Dominguez said. "The proposal continues to advance the President's expectations -- of every executive-branch agency -- to run a well managed, highly efficient, customer-centered, and results-driven organization."

The Commission has been engaged in a comprehensive review of its organizational structure and operations for the past three years. The proposal announced today is the second of three repositioning efforts. The first involved establishing a National Contact Center, on a pilot basis, as the agency strives to better serve members of the public. The third phase will involve a more streamlined Washington headquarters, with well-defined lines of responsibilities and clarification of roles.

The proposal announced today will:

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 at

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