February 28, 2020 / 9:20 PM / a month ago

IN BRIEF: Senators question EEOC chair about staffing cuts

A pair of Democratic U.S. senators have asked the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to explain why the agency is planning to continue to cut staffing levels despite a funding boost provided by Congress to hire more lawyers and investigators.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Patty Murray of Washington in a letter to EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon on Thursday said they were concerned that a recent 7% cut, and a proposal to further cut staffing by 10%, would prevent the commission from carrying out its mission of protecting workers from harassment and discrimination.

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