Jump-Starting The EEOC’s Systemic Initiative?

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 12:59 PM EST) -- In April of 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adopted a task force recommendation to revamp the agency’s systemic enforcement program. The intent of the new initiative was to increase the number of big, class-type cases being brought by the EEOC. From the beginning, the new program faced a substantial head-wind based on limited funding.

From FY 2006 through FY 2008, the agency’s budget was essentially flat at approximately $329,000,000. As a result, EEOC operated under a hiring freeze and staffing at the Office of General...
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