Bloomberg Law
March 2, 2023, 8:42 PM

EEOC Commissioner Charges Jumped in 2022 Amid Partisan Stalemate

J. Edward Moreno
J. Edward Moreno

Members of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appear to be taking matters into their own hands amid a season of partisan gridlock at the workplace civil rights agency, issuing the most commissioner charges since at least 2015.

EEOC commissioners filed a total of 29 such charges in fiscal year 2022, up from just three in the previous year, according to numbers posted by the agency Thursday. The available data, which goes back seven years, shows a previous high of 17 commissioner charges in 2017.

Unlike traditional EEOC complaints that are most often initiated by victims of alleged discrimination, commissioners ...