Expanded Presence to Improve Operational Efficiency, Enhance Customer Service
LAS VEGAS – Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today officially opened the EEOC’s Las Vegas Local Office at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 8112, in the Lloyd George Federal Building. The new office – in the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan area -- is part of the agency’s broader effort to reposition its field structure to enhance its enforcement presence, improve customer service and public access, and increase efficiency.
The Las Vegas office, part of the EEOC’s Los Angeles District, is responsible for receiving charge filings of discrimination, conducting investigations, and providing outreach, education and technical assistance to local employers and the public. The office, which is open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday, can be reached by phone at 702-388-5099, by fax at 702-388-5094, and by TTY at 702-388-5098 – but first-time callers should contact the agency at 800-669-4000. The office’s jurisdiction includes five southern Nevada counties: Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and Clark. The EEOC’s San Francisco District Office has jurisdiction for northern Nevada.
“As the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan area, the people of Las Vegas will be well served by the expanded presence of the EEOC,” Chair Dominguez said at this morning’s ribbon cutting. “We look forward to working closely with the local employer, labor, legal and civil rights communities to proactively prevent employment discrimination on one hand, and provide vigorous law enforcement on the other.”
In addition to the Las Vegas office, another local office is scheduled to open later this month in Mobile, Ala., increasing the number of EEOC field offices to 53 nationwide.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.
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