EEOC Reorganization Moves Past Objection

November 10, 2005 ( - The second phase of the reorganization of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is on again after a House appropriations committee member withdrew his objection. reports that Representative Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) had put a hold on the plan until a report was released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).   The second phase of the plan is to downgrade eight district offices, headed by senior executives or GS-15-level regional attorneys, to field offices, directed by GS-15-level managers or GS-14-level supervisory trial attorneys, and add two local offices in Mobile, Alabama and Las Vegas, Nevada (See  EEOC Reorganization Approved  ).

In its report, according to Thompson, the GAO criticized the commission for not having a more organized approach to its three-phase restructuring plan, which also includes a nationwide call center and headquarters reorganization.   Wolf requested regular updates on EEOC’s progress and an ongoing dialogue with its employees’ union.  

EEOC officials insist no jobs will be lost as a result of the reorganization.