Employment Discrimination_Private Bar Program

 

(a) To assist individuals who have filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed, in contacting members of the private bar; (b) to provide technical assistance to aggrieved individuals and their attorneys in Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and Americans with Disabilities Act cases; (c) to establish the attorney referral mechanism; and (d) to coordinate the strategies of the private bar with those of the Commission.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
30.005
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, the EEOC field legal units filed 133 merits lawsuits including 105 individual suits, 11 non-systemic class suits, and 17 systemic suits. Of these new filings, 76 contained Title VII claims, 49 contained Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims, 12 contained Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims, 2 contained Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims, and 2 contained Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) claims. Also filed 34 subpoena enforcement and other actions. At the end of FY 2014, the EEOC had 228 cases on its active district court docket, of which 31 (14 %) were non-systemic class cases and 57 (25 %) involved challenges to systemic discrimination. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Requests for assistance may be made in writing or orally to nearest EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
None.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
None.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Upon request, provide assistance to individuals in locating lawyers who are prepared to litigate Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act issues.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not Applicable.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
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
See Regional Agency Offices. EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).
Headquarters Office
Jerome Scanlan 131 M Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20507 Phone: 202-663-4719
Website Address
http://www.eeoc.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
45-0100-0-1-751.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 est $365,531,000; and FY 16 est $373,112,000 - (Salaries and expenses) not separately identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
EEOC Compliance Manual, Section 81 - Private Bar Referral Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.