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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.101:  Equal Employment Opportunity

Objectives:  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.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.101 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  All persons.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  All persons.

Credentials/Documentation:  Not applicable.

16.101 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:  Contact the headquarters office listed below.

Award Procedure:  Not applicable.

Deadlines:  Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Not applicable.

Appeals:  Not applicable.

Renewals:  Not applicable.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Not applicable.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Not applicable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Not applicable.

16.101 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 16.200 Community Relations Service;
  • 17.301 Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action by Federal Contractors and Federally Assisted Construction Contractors;
  • 17.303 Wage and Hour Standards;
  • 17.700 Women's Special Employment Assistance;
  • 29.001 Clearinghouse Services, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints;
  • 30.001 Employment Discrimination: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • 30.002 Employment Discrimination: State and Local Fair Employment Practices Agency Contracts.

16.101 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

(Employment Litigation Section) Title VII Cases: In fiscal year 1998, the Section continued to pursue pattern or practice employment discrimination cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The Section settled a case against the Arkansas Department of Corrections in which obtained $7.2 million in back pay for more than 1,200 individuals who were unlawfully denied employment opportunities as a result of a gender-based discriminatory assignment policy, in addition more than 400 claimants will receive priority employment opportunities. In another settlement with the Parish of Orleans Criminal Sheriff, the Section obtained $2 million in back pay for over 300 victims and 170 priority offers of employment. In addition, the Section is in the process of distributing: $7.2 million to an estimated 1,500 Black and female victims in litigation that challenged State-administered selection procedures for municipal police, sheriff's officer and correction officer positions throughout New Jersey; $700,000 in back pay and pension relief to more than 100 Blacks and females who were discriminated against by the City of Belleville, Illinois; and more than $3.7 million to correctional officers who were subjected to racial and sexual harassment by the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Additionally, Section staff worked cooperatively with a number of jurisdictions to implement an entry-level police officer examinations that have been demonstrated to be job-related and which has little or no adverse impact on females, Hispanics and African Americans. Defensive Litigation: The Section continued to be the lead agency responsible for representing federal agencies whose race-conscious contracting programs have been challenged as unconstitutional following the Supreme Court's 1995 decision in Adarand v. Pena.

16.101 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Provision of Specialized Services.

Obligations:  (Salaries and Expenses) FY 98 $5,644,000; FY 99 est $5,862,000; and FY 00 est $6,101,000.

Budget Account Number:  15-0128-0-1-752.

Authorization:  Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000(e), as amended; Executive Order 11246, September 24, 1965, as amended; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1978.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (1978), 43 F.R. 38290.

16.101 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Chief, Employment Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, P.O. Box 65968, Washington, DC 20035-5968. Phone: (Voice) (202) 514-3831; 800-578-5404 (TDD) Contact: Office of Public Affairs, Department of Justice. Phone: (Voice) (202) 514-2007; (TDD) (202) 514-1888.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.101 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, and other Federal Laws and regulations forbid discrimination by employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, State and local government and public agencies. The Attorney General is authorized to sue to enjoin and remedy discrimination in employment by State and local government agencies. 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. The Attorney General does not, as such, represent specific individuals, though the public interest is served by obtaining relief for them through pattern or practice or 706 referral lawsuits. 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.

16.101 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Not applicable.

Audits:  Not applicable.

Records:  Not applicable.

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