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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and began operating on July 2, 1965. EEOC enforces federal statutes concerning Civil Rights (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment, Equal Pay, Americans with Disabilities (Titles I & V), and the Rehabilitation Act (Section 501 & 505). EEOC's website contains a lot of useful information including timely news stories on the home page. Some highlights of the website are:

  • The Laws, Regulations and Guidance section contains the text of the Laws Enforced by EEOC, EEOC Regulations, some sections of the Compliance Manual, Enforcement Guidances, and Memoranda of Understanding.

  • The Federal Agencies and Employees section contains information about Alternative Dispute Resolution, Outreach and Training, and Federal Sector Appellate Decisions. The decisions are in a searchable database. You can search by the complainant's name, the EEOC appeal number or keywords. This section also contains the Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law. "This publication includes feature articles on timely issues in equal employment opportunity law, as well as summaries of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases, as they affect Federal government employees."