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DOL Budget Proposes EEOC/OFCCP Merger

President Trump is proposing a merger of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Both the OFCCP and the EEOC would be resident in the Labor Department under the proposal put forth in the DOL’s proposed budget. The blending might not be a comfortable fit considering that the two entities serve very different roles.

The EEOC investigate complaints it receives, while the OFCCP audits contractors in more systematic fashion and verifies that they take affirmative action to promote equal opportunity among their employees.

The administration argues that the merger “will reduce operational redundancies, promote efficiencies, improve services to citizens, and strengthen civil rights enforcement.”