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PRESS RELEASE
5-10-13

EEOC to Hold ‘Twitter Town Hall’ On Federal Sector

Live Tweet Chat on Wednesday at 1:00 (ET) with Office of Federal  Operations

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission (EEOC) will hold a live "Tweet Chat" on Wednesday, May 15, from 1:00  to 1:30 pm (EDT).  The interactive online  forum, conducted by the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations, will focus on the  federal sector equal employment opportunity (EEO) process and related issues.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and  provide questions in advance using the hashtag #EEOfedtalk.  Members of the news media should direct any  inquiries to the EEOC's Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs via  email: newsroom@eeoc.gov or by phone at 202-663-4191  or TTY 202-663-4494.

"We hope this Twitter Town Hall results in enhancing  citizen and stakeholder engagement, as well as providing useful information  about the federal sector process," said Carlton Hadden, the EEOC's director of  federal operations.  "This is part of the  EEOC's broader efforts to inform and educate the public through an open  dialogue via new media platforms."

The EEOC will conduct the chat using the Twitter handle @EEOC_OFO.   General EEOC news and information  updates are available on Twitter via @EEOCNews and @EEOCenespanol.  The public may also access EEOC's YouTube  channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEEOC/.
  Further information on EEO law and the federal sector  process is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/.

The EEOC is the federal government agency responsible for  enforcing anti-discrimination laws in public and private sector  workplaces.  Further information about  the EEOC is available at www.eeoc.gov.