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Government Shutdown Could Snag EEOC Litigation, Progress

Dec. 17, 2018, 11:04 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won’t be firing on all cylinders if the government decides to partially halt. In fact, it would have to function with less than 5 percent of its usual workforce.

If the government shuts down, the agency would scale back its staff and contract personnel of 2,078 to only 103 staffers, some of whom won’t be functioning in a full-time capacity, according to the agency’s contingency plan, released this month.

Discrimination charges can be filed during a stoppage, but they won’t be investigated, according to the contingency plan.

The “bread and butter” of the agency’s...

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