Employment Discrimination Private Bar Program

(a) To assist individuals who have filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed, in contacting members of the private bar; (b) to provide technical assistance to aggrieved individuals and their attorneys in Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and Americans with Disabilities Act cases; (c) to establish the attorney referral mechanism; and (d) to coordinate the strategies of the private bar with those of the Commission.

Agency - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).
Website Address

http://www.eeoc.gov




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In fiscal year 2016, EEOC field legal units filed 86 merits lawsuits, including 58 individual suits, 11 non-systemic suits with multiple victims, and 18 systemic suits. Merits lawsuits are direct suits or interventions alleging violations of the substantive provisions of the statutes enforced by EEOC and suits to enforce administrative settlements. These merits filings alleged violations covering a wide variety of bases, including disability (36), sex (25), retaliation (24), race (10), religion (6), national origin (5), age (2), and genetic information (2). The issues raised most frequently in these suits were discharge (48), hiring (22), reasonable accommodation (17), and harassment (11). At the end of fiscal year 2016, EEOC had 166 cases on its active district court docket, of which 30 (18.1 percent) were non-systemic multiple victim cases and 47 (28.3 percent) involved challenges to systemic discrimination. The agency also filed 28 subpoena enforcement actions. EEOC?s legal staff resolved 139 merits lawsuits in the federal district courts for a total monetary recovery of $52.2 million. EEOC achieved a favorable resolution in 90.6 percent of all district court resolutions. A total of 8,489 individuals received monetary relief as a direct result of EEOC lawsuit resolutions. The Commission also resolved 32 subpoena enforcement actions during the fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2016: EEOC received 91,503 charges alleging discrimination in employment, resolved 97,443 charges and obtained monetary benefits of $348 million. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available; Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Upon request, provide assistance to individuals in locating lawyers who are prepared to litigate Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act issues.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Requests for assistance may be made in writing or orally to nearest EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

45-0100-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $364,500,000; FY 17 est $364,500,000; and FY 18 est $363,807,086 - (Salaries and expenses) not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

EEOC Compliance Manual, Section 81 - Private Bar Referral Program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).

Headquarters Office

Jerome Scanlan 131 M Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20507 Phone: 202-663-4719

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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