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EEOC Without a General Counsel as Acting Top Lawyer’s Term Ends

Jan. 6, 2022, 9:25 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is once again without a general counsel after the acting official in that position was required by law to step down, a spokesperson told Bloomberg Law.

Gwendolyn Young Reams, a longtime EEOC attorney, was appointed acting general counsel March 12, 2021. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, her term expired Dec. 30, 2021. EEOC spokesperson Christine Saah Nazer confirmed Reams stepped down and has resumed her position as associate general counsel for litigation management services.

“The EEOC General Counsel position remains vacant. Under the Federal Vacancies Act, it falls to the head of the ...