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Shutdown-Ending Deal Would Turn EEOC’s Lights Back On

Jan. 25, 2019, 9:17 PM

A deal to end the longest government shutdown in history would reopen several federal offices, including the agency tasked with fighting workplace discrimination.

The deal to reopen the federal government for about three weeks could be signed by President Donald Trump as early as Jan. 25, said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was functioning with less than 5 percent of its workforce during the shutdown, which began Dec. 22, maintaining essential roles such as political appointees, attorneys not granted extensions on ongoing litigation, and building security officers. More than 1,900 EEOC employees were furloughed....

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