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Biden Elevates EEOC Democrats Burrows, Samuels to Top Roles

Jan. 21, 2021, 3:29 PM

President Joe Biden has named Charlotte Burrows as the Democratic chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with Republican Janet Dhillon stepping down from the role to serve as a commissioner.

Democrat Jocelyn Samuels will serve as vice chair of the commission, the agency announced Thursday. The civil rights agency enforces federal anti-discrimination laws in the workplace.

The EEOC’s leadership panels is currently made up of two Democrats and three Republicans, as well as a Republican general counsel. Republicans will maintain a majority at the agency until at least July 2022, when Dhillon’s term expires, potentially affecting policy, litigation...

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