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EEOC Focuses on Strategic Enforcement of Discrimination Laws
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently approved a Strategic Enforcement Plan to establish national enforcement priorities and better integrate enforcement responsibilities.
The purpose of the SEP is to focus and coordinate the EEOC's programs to have a sustainable impact in reducing and deterring discriminatory practices in the workplace, EEOC says. The SEP identifies six national priorities as the focus of this integrated enforcement effort. These are:
In addition to these national priorities, the SEP also calls for the development of local and federal sector priorities to address particular issues prevalent in either a geographic location or within the federal sector.
The SEP directs EEOC to pursue a coordinated approach to ensure "consistent and integrated enforcement" throughout the three sectors over which the agency has jurisdiction: private, public (state and local), and federal. The goals are greater consistency and increased efficiency throughout the Commission's program areas, offices and among staff, EEOC says.
Eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring;
Protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers;
Addressing emerging and developing employment discrimination issues;
Enforcing equal pay laws;
Preserving access to the legal system; and
Preventing harassment through systemic enforcement and targeted outreach.
- Protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers;