From the Introduction:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) developed an
agency-wide Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2012-2016
designed to maximize its ability, within the constraints of its
resources, to have a sustainable impact
in reducing and deterring discriminatory practices in the workplace.
Pursuant to this effort, EEOC has adopted a series of coordinated
national priorities. Among these priorities is the goal of preserving
access to the legal system.
Under this priority, EEOC committed to targeting policies and practices
that discourage or prohibit individuals from exercising their rights
under the employment discrimination statutes, or that impede the EEOC's
enforcement efforts. The
Commission approved the Federal Sector Complement Plan (FCP) to
implement the SEP in the federal sector. One of the strategies the FCP
details for preserving access to the legal system in the federal sector
is to prevent improper agency
procedural dismissals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints.
Source: U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
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