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EEOC Releases FY 2019 Annual Performance Report

2020-02-17

EEOC prioritized education, outreach and customer service

During FY 2019, EEOC prioritized education and outreach as well as customer service in the private and public sectors.  In the agency’s Annual Performance Report, they addressed its progress in achieving the goals set forth in the agency’s Strategic Plan along with the results achieved in the previous fiscal year.

According to EEOC Chair Janet Dhillion, “the EEOC made significant progress in fiscal year 2019 toward implementing our strategic goals and advancing equal opportunity in the workplace.”

The EEOC's fiscal year 2019 performance highlights include:

  • Reducing the inventory of pending private sector charges by 12.1 percent – to 43,580 charges – the lowest in 13 years.
  • Reducing the federal sector hearings pending inventory for the second consecutive year – achieving a reduction of 5 percent in fiscal year 2019.
  • Conducting more than 3,800 outreach events and providing more than 295,600 individuals nationwide with information about employment discrimination and their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, including over 485 outreach events for small business.
  • The EEOC secured more than $486 million and other relief for victims of employment discrimination in private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation, and settlements.
  • The EEOC's legal staff resolved 173 merit lawsuits and obtained $39.1 million in monetary relief as a direct result of litigation resolutions.

The EEOC's fiscal year 2019 Agency Financial Report was posted November 19th. Comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for fiscal year 2019 were posted January 24th. 
 

See previous blog - EEOC 2020 Strategic Priorities

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