Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

a body appointed by the president of the United States to administer the Civil Rights Act of 1964, particularly to investigate complaints of discrimination in employment in businesses engaged in interstate commerce. Discrimination based on race, color, creed, or national origin is forbidden, but certain kinds of employers and certain conditions of employment allow exceptions to the act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



A federal agency that enacts and enforces regulations that protect against discrimination in the workplace, esp. on the basis of age, gender, race, religious preference, or functional impairment.
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Our Office of Equal Opportunity has canceled a search if the pool wasn't diverse enough, saying, 'No, you can't go forward,'" Cope says.
Deborah Burris, director of UMSL's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, is involved, even before a department forms a search committee.

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