Government Agencies and Programs

United States of America

U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Titles I and V the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act.

Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Enforces various laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, education, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and programs.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Collects and studies information relating to discrimination, and submits reports and recommendations to the President and Congress.

Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page, U.S. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has authority to issue regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and to provide technical assistance and enforcement.

U.S. Department of Labor

Administers various employment laws, including wage, hours and workplace standards; safety and health; and retirement and health benefits. Administers executive orders and laws that prohibit discrimination, and require affirmative action, by federal contractors and subcontractors.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance, U. S. Department of Labor

Enforces Executive Order 11246, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination, and require affirmative action, by federal contractors and subcontractors.

Women's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor

Formulates standards and policies to promote the interests of working women, and to improve their working conditions.

Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor

This office has the objective of increasing employment of persons with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network - Americans With Disabilities Act Information

Provides information about the Americans With Disabilities Act, including regulations, technical assistance, and accessibility guidelines.

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Hears and decides employee appeals of personnel actions taken by federal agencies, including appeals involving discrimination and reprisal for whistleblowing.

U.S. National Labor Relations Board

Enforces the National Labor Relations Act, which prohibits unfair labor practices by employers or unions, and provides for elections at which employees decide if they wish to be represented by unions.

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Department of Justice

Administers the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, which prohibits employment discrimination because of national origin, or citizenship status, against U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and aliens with work authorization.

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