EEOC Releases 2015 Report

An annual must read, yesterday (November 19, 2015) the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its annual Performance and Accountability Report, recapping the successes, failures, monies spent on enforcement and amount of enforcement, among other tidbits and novelties of the agency.

The report is riddled with interesting information for anyone dealing with or monitoring the EEOC.  Often referenced by politicians during an election cycle, the information contained in this report routinely makes headlines and becomes a talking-point of sorts.  This year’s report will likely be no different as the EEOC will likely come into the conversation for a few minutes in the next 12 months.  A few of the interesting numbers from this year’s report:

  • 89,395 – charges of discrimination filed against employers
  • 142 – number of lawsuits filed by the EEOC on behalf of employees
  • $356,600,000 – the amount private employers paid employees through mediation.
  • $65,300,000 – the amount collected from private employers for employees through litigation.
  • 3,700 – number of educational, training or outreach presentations conducted by the EEOC
  • 336,855 – number of attendees to these presentations

You may find the report on the HR Hotline website and here.