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Press Release 12-06-2023

Brett Brenner Chosen as EEOC’s New Deputy Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON – Brett Brenner has been appointed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer position, effective Dec. 3, 2023, the federal agency announced today. The position is a key Senior Executive Service (SES) managerial position at the agency. Brenner has served as the acting deputy chief operating officer for the EEOC since July 2022, responsible for oversight of financial management, security issues, and internal equal employment opportunity and civil rights matters. 

“I am delighted that Mr. Brenner will serve as the EEOC’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. “During his many years at the agency, he has contributed tremendously to the advancement of our mission, and we are grateful for his continuing service.”

Brenner said, “Over the course of my career I have seen firsthand both the commitment of my EEOC coworkers as well as the incredible impact of their work. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue working with them to advance equal opportunity in the workplace.”

Previously, Brenner was the associate director of the EEOC’s Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs for 13 years, an attorney in the EEOC’s Office of Legal Counsel, and an attorney-advisor in the agency’s Office of Field Programs. Brenner began his career with the EEOC in 1997 as a law clerk.

Before coming to the EEOC, Brenner worked on the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources for Senators Nancy Kassebaum Baker of Kansas and Jim Jeffords of Vermont. 

Brenner is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned bachelor's degrees in political science and journalism, as well as a juris doctor.

The SES is a federal government personnel program in which civil service employees serve at a level just below the top presidential appointees.

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