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EEOC Delegated Duties to Work Around Lack of Quorum (1)

Jan. 16, 2019, 6:47 PMUpdated: Jan. 16, 2019, 8:14 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a plan to operate once the government reopens, despite being down to just two commissioners, according to the agency’s acting chair.

Decisions on big ticket lawsuits, significant spending, and other policy decisions generally can’t be made without a quorum of at least three commissioners. But the EEOC implemented a workaround before losing its quorum by delegating decision-making authority to heads of offices within the agency, Victoria Lipnic told Bloomberg Law.

“We were anticipating that, and we did vote on a limited delegation” process, Lipnic said.

EEOC offices will have limited oversight to revoke or...

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