Equal Employment Opportunity
To enforce Federal laws providing equal employment opportunities for all without regard to race, religion, national origin, and sex, and to defend the lawfulness and constitutionality of Federally authorized affirmative action programs.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Civil Rights Division
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Fiscal Year 2011: In 2011,the Civil Rights Division's Employment Litigation Section filed six Section 706 complaints, and twelve Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) complaints. The Section also settled three Section 706 cases and nineteen USERRA cases. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000(e), as amended; Executive Order 11246, September 24, 1965; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1978. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Contact the headquarters office listed below.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, and other Federal Laws and regulations forbid discrimination in employment by private employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, State and local governments and public agencies. The Attorney General is authorized to sue to enjoin and remedy discrimination in employment by State and local government employers under Title VII. The Attorney General does not represent individuals in Title VII suits, although the public interest is served by obtaining relief for them through pattern or practice or 706 referral lawsuits. The Section also enforces against State and local government employers and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA"), which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future military obligation. The Attorney General represents individuals in USERRA suits brought against local government employers and private employers, but the Attorney General does not represent individuals in USERRA suits brought against State government employers. Upon referral from the Department of Labor, the Attorney General is authorized to sue to enforce the non-discrimination in employment provisions of Executive Order 11246, as amended, with respect to government contractors and subcontractors. In addition, the Civil Rights Division represents other Federal agencies in challenges to laws and orders that authorize affirmative action in employment, procurement and contracting on federally assisted projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Phone: (Voice) (202) 514-3831; 800-578-
(Salaries) FY 11 $9,910,403; FY 12 est $9,625,367; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (1978), 43 F.R. 38290.
Examples of Funded Projects