The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently approved a Strategic Enforcement Plan to establish national enforcement priorities and integrate enforcement responsibilities throughout the EEOC's various offices. The Plan promotes more strategic use of agency resources, which the EEOC hopes will have a "sustainable impact" in reducing and deterring discriminatory workplace practices. The Plan identifies six national priorities: (1) eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring; (2) protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers; (3) addressing emerging and developing employment discrimination issues; (4) enforcing equal pay laws; (5) preserving access to the legal system; and (6) preventing harassment through systemic enforcement and targeted outreach. In addition to the national priorities, the Plan also seeks the development of local and federal sector priorities and seeks to ensure "consistent and integrated enforcement" throughout the private, public, and federal sectors.
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EEOC approves strategic plan establishing enforcement priorities
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