WASHINGTON -- Paul Steven Miller was sworn-in today for a five-year term as Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by EEOC Chairwoman Ida L. Castro. The U. S. Senate unanimously confirmed President Clinton's nomination of Paul Steven Miller to fill a term on the Commission which will expire July 1, 2004.
Mr. Miller started his tenure as an EEOC Commissioner when he was nominated by President Clinton in 1994, and was subsequently confirmed by the Senate. As a member of the Commission, Mr. Miller co-chaired a Commission-wide task force to develop an alternative dispute resolution policy and program for EEOC, and he chaired a Commission-wide task force which evaluated and proposed changes to strengthen the agency's litigation program.
Mr. Miller also serves on the Executive Committee of the President's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Currently, Mr. Miller is serving on the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities, a government-wide presidential task force created to develop a coordinated national policy to raise the employment rate of adults with disabilities.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Miller served as the Deputy Director of the United States Office of Consumer Affairs and the White House liaison to the disability community. Earlier, Mr. Miller served as the Director of Litigation for the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, a non-profit legal services center specializing in disability rights issues.
EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; and prohibitions against discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities in the federal government.
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