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EEOC budget boosted slightly—but big backlog and wider discrimination issues remain

This week, Nathan Abse speaks with Michael H. Leroy—an attorney and professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois College of Law—about EEOC 's budget, its travails and the wider issue fighting discrimination in the American workplace.

Union: Funding boost for EEOC greatly needed due to #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has put an increase in the workloads at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and additional funding in the fiscal year 2018 budget will help the agency deal with the growing number of workplace sexual harassment cases.

Age discrimination remains a problem

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is 50 years old. Yet, the protections it put in place for older employees are not necessarily followed in the workplace, even at federal agencies.

Supreme Court hears arguments in key union case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, Feb. 26, in a long-creeping case likely to determine the financial health and power of government employee unions and the union movement for years to come.

Environmental group: Top jobs at agencies being run like a ‘temp service’

An environmental group has filed a complaint with the Interior Department Office of Inspector General alleging that three bureaus at the agency are illegally filling top vacancies.

Group of State Dept. employees allege political retaliation

Some State Department employees have retained lawyers alleging that their complaints of 'political retribution' because of work they completed under the previous administration has fallen on deaf ears.

Report: Federal cuts will lead to more MSPB appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board, the main venue for hearing federal employee appeals in the face of removal or long-term suspension from work, is warning that current White House aims to slash government personnel will lead to a wave of filings.

Survey: 35 percent of DOI employees have been harassed

In its first survey examining the work culture at the Department of Interior, the agency found that 35 percent of its employees were harassed or discriminated against in the 12 months preceding the survey.

Lawmakers consider making changes to harassment policies

As the process for reporting sexual harassment in the federal workforce has come under scrutiny, members of the House Administration Committee are examining needed changes.

Former VA employee indicted for stealing benefit money

A federal grand jury indicted a former Department of Veterans Affairs official on charges with a scheme to steal benefits for veterans.

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