Memorandum of Understanding Addresses Agencies in Noncompliance
WASHINGTON - Jacqueline Berrien, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), today signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance efficiency and enforcement of federal sector equal employment opportunity laws. The full text of the MOU is available online at www.eeoc.gov/laws/mous/index.cfm.
"Renewing this important interagency agreement will increase efficiency and lessen duplication of efforts between our two agencies in joint enforcement efforts to further protect federal workers from employment discrimination," said EEOC Chair Berrien during a signing ceremony at the Commission's headquarters.
"We are pleased to renew our collaborative relationship with the EEOC," said Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner. "This agreement helps ensure that civil rights violations in the federal government don't go unpunished."
The MOU, which supersedes all prior ones, includes -- but is not limited to -- the following:
The EEOC's Office of Federal Operations and OSC's Investigation and Prosecution Division are designated to coordinate and implement the MOU's provisions.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Further information is available at www.eeoc.gov.