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EEOC to Add Hundreds of New Staffers With 2022 Budget Funds

March 18, 2022, 5:06 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is closer to meeting its 2022 goal of adding hundreds of new staff with President Joe Biden signing a $1.5 trillion spending package to fund the government through September.

The bill gives the EEOC a $420 million budget, up from $404.5 million the previous year. The commission said it plans to use the extra cash to ramp up hiring with a goal of reaching close to 2,300 employees by the end of fiscal 2022, on Sept. 30. The last time the agency had that many employees was 2012.

The agency—which wants to return ...