The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At the top of the organization is the Commission, composed of five members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for five-year terms. The President designates one as the Chair and one as the Vice Chair. In addition, the President appoints a General Counsel, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a four-year term.
The Chair is responsible for the administration of the Commission and the implementation of Commission policy. The Office of the General Counsel, under the direction of the General Counsel, is responsible for implementing the Commission's enforcement litigation program, including litigation by the Field Office Legal Divisions.
An Executive Secretariat serves as staff to the Chair and other Commissioners. Also, ten program and support offices are directly under the authority and responsibility of the Chair. They are: Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs; Office of Federal Operations; Office of Legal Counsel; Office of Inspector General; Office of Field Programs; Office of Human Resources; Office of Equal Opportunity; Office of Research, Information and Planning; Office of Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Services; and the Office of Information Technology.
All of the Commission's District, Area and Local Field Offices are under the authority and responsibility of the Office of Field Programs.
This page was last modified on November 18, 2004.
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