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Janet Dhillon Becomes Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Labor and Employment Law News

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Posted on: Jun 18, 2019

The United States Senate approved the nomination of Janet Dhillon as Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a vote of 50 to 43. Dhillon becomes the third Commissioner, restoring the Commission to a quorum after former Commissioner Chai Feldblum's term ended during the government shutdown. Commissioner Burrows's term expires July 1, 2019. (Burrows's 2014 nomination was approved 93-2; both of Victoria Lipnic's confirmations were by voice vote.)

Chair Dhillon joins the Commission just as the District Court for the District of Columbia lifted the stay on the Commission's collection of pay data as part of the EEO-1 reporting process. The stay has been imposed by the Office of Management and Budget. While the Department of Justice has filed a notice of appeal of the D.C. District's order, the lifting of the stay has not been stayed. The Commission anticipates collecting pay data beginning later this summer, and will continue posting updates at

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