EEO Enforcement and Compliance

The enforcement of EEO laws is the responsibility of the executive branch of government, which is headed by the president. In this section, we describe the regulatory agencies that enforce the various EEO laws, as well as some of the plans that have been used to comply with affirmative action requirements.

Regulatory Agencies

Two agencies are primarily responsible for the enforcement of EEO law: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) , which was created by Title VII, has three major functions. The first is processing discrimination complaints. ...

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