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EEOC Issues Report on Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

January 17, 2008

On January 15, 2008, the EEOC issued a new report addressing strategies to reverse the declining participation rate of federal employees with targeted disabilities. The percentage of federal employees with targeted disabilities has declined each...

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EEOC Inspector General Issues Report on Commission Effectiveness

January 17, 2008

The EEOC Inspector General recently issued a new report (“Semiannual Report to Congress”) that raises some questions about the ability of the EEOC to fulfill its mission. Among the areas of concern noted, the report indicated that a reduced...

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EEOC LAUNCHES NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

January 17, 2008

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn January 13, 2008, the EEOC announced it was launching two 30-second anti-discrimination public service announcements (PSAs) featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis. The PSAs feature Marsalis...

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EEOC ISSUES FINAL RULE ON RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS UNDER ADEA

January 03, 2008

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn December 26, 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its long-awaited final rule that permits employers to create, adopt, and maintain a wide range of retiree...

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EEOC Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru Confirmed by Senate For Second Term

January 03, 2008

On December 19, 2007 the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru for a second term expiring July 1, 2012. Commissioner Ishimaru was first sworn in on November 17, 2003 as a Commissioner to serve the remainder of a term...

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REED RUSSELL JOINS EEOC AS NEW LEGAL COUNSEL

December 19, 2007

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President – Regulatory AffairsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Reed L. Russell has been sworn in as Legal Counsel. In this position, Russell will be responsible for overseeing internal...

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New Law Raises Mandatory Retirement Age for Commercial Pilots

December 19, 2007

On December 13, 2007, President Bush signed legislation raising the mandatory retirement age for commercial airline pilots from age 60 to 65. The Senate approved the bill, entitled, "Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act,” (H.R. 4343) by...

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EEOC FORMS FEDERAL ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER WORK GROUP

December 05, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn October 11, 2007, EEOC announced that it had formed an Asian American and Pacific Islander Work Group that will examine this community’s concerns about federal sector employment, special...

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EEOC PRESENTS FREEDOM TO COMPETE AWARDS

September 27, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsOn September 26, 2007, Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), presented the agency’s Freedom to Compete Award to four employers and one non-profit...

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House Committee Holds Hearing on ENDA; Floor Vote Expected Soon

September 24, 2007

The House Committee on Education and Labor’s subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on September 5 on “The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007” (H.R. 2015). ENDA would address discrimination in the workplace by...

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EEOC’S ‘FREEDOM TO COMPETE’ AWARD CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

September 24, 2007

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory AffairsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will present the third annual “Freedom to Compete” Award recognizing five employers and organizations for initiatives...

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President Bush Proclaims National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 24, 2007

President Bush has proclaimed September 15 through October 15, 2007 as National Hispanic Heritage Month in recognition of the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the “spirit of America” and the many ways they have enriched the nation.

 

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