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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


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Customer Service Standards Retained at Annual Cost Savings of Half a Million Dollars

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Washington Field Office (WFO) will open its doors for business at a new downtown location, 1801 L Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C., this Wednesday, August 4.

The WFO is responsible for processing charges of discrimination against private sector, as well as state and local government, employers in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, and for administering hearings with regard to complaints against federal government employers in these geographic areas. One of 51 EEOC field offices around the country, on an annual basis, the WFO receives between 750 and 1,000 charges and about 1,000 additional federal sector complaints. Relocation to share space with the Commission's headquarters offices will result in an annual cost savings of approximately $500,000.

As before, the WFO's hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The public is welcome to contact the new office at the above address in person or by mail (zip code 20507-1002), by telephone at (202) 419-0700 (voice) and (202) 419-0702 (TTY), or by fax at (202) 419-0701. The office is Metro-accessible via Farragut West (blue and orange lines) and Farragut North (red line). The public entrance faces 18th Street.

The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; prohibitions against discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities in the federal government; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Further information about the Commission is available on its web site at

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