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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Agency overview


To stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination.

Current priorities

  • Preventing workplace discrimination before it occurs through outreach, education and technical assistance programs
  • Providing leadership and guidance to federal agencies on all aspects of equal employment regulations
  • Working to significantly increase the population of individuals with severe disabilities employed by the federal government
  • Educating young workers about their workplace rights and responsibilities and to help employers create positive work experiences for young adults


EEOC carries out their work through their headquarters in Washington, D.C. and through fifty-three field offices serving every part of the nation. A sample of EEOC’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

  • Office of Field Programs
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Legal Counsel
  • Office of Equal Employment
  • Office of Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of Research, Information, and Planning

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