Monday, February 14, 2011

Agencies collaborate against discrimination

1500 AM Federal News Radio
By Meg BeasleyReporterFederal News Radio
February 8, 2011 - 5:33am

The departments of Labor and Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are joining to combat discrimination in the workplace.
Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at Labor announced today that she will meet with EEOC chairwoman Jackie Barrien and assistant attorney general for civil rights Tom Perez, to figure how to collaborate on protecting employees' rights.
"Just as intelligence agencies must share information to protect our national security, so too must our civil rights agencies work together to safeguard the rights of all workers," said Shiu, during her keynote speech Monday at the Women's and Fair Practices Departments' 2011 Civil Rights Luncheon, hosted by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

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