The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its annual performance report for 2014. Highlights from this year’s report include:
- EEOC secured $296.1 million in monetary relief for victims of employment discrimination in private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation and other administrative enforcement
- EEOC secured $22.5 million in monetary relief for charging parties through litigation, and $74 million in monetary relief for federal employees and applicants
- The agency received 88,778 private sector charges in FY 2014, a decrease of about 5,000 charges from FY 2013. In addition, a total of 87,442 charges were resolved, 9,810 fewer than in FY 2013, which is likely due to the government shutdown and the effects of sequestration.
- EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014. This included 105 individual suits, 11 non-systemic class suits, and 17 systemic suits. Legal staff resolved 136 merits lawsuits for a total recovery of $22.5 million.
- In its federal sector program, the agency resolved 3,767 appeals, including 43 percent of them within 180 days of their receipt. During FY 2014, the EEOC received 4,003 appeals of final agency actions in the federal sector, a 5.7 percent decrease from the 4,244 such appeals received in FY 2013.
The full report is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/2014par.pdf.