Tag Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

President Biden Nominates Maryanne Donaghy, Seema Nanda for Key VA, DOL Roles

White House

President Biden has nominated former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials Maryanne Donaghy and Seema Nanda to assume leadership roles at the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL), respectively. Donaghy received a nomination for assistant secretary for accountability and whistleblower protection at the VA while Nanda was nominated to serve as DOL solicitor. 

Read More »

Benjamin Overholt Joins Census Bureau as Deputy Director for Data

Benjamin Overholt

Benjamin Overholt, formerly lead statistician at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's office of enterprise data and analytics, has taken the role of deputy director of data at the U.S. Census Bureau. Overholt brings his seven-year federal civil service experience and expertise in decision support, data analysis and management to his new role. 

Read More »

Senators Express Concern Over Discriminatory Implications of Facial Recognition Tech

Senators Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have sent a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to express their concern over “a growing body of evidence” indicating that facial analysis technologies, which are increasingly being implemented by employers for multiple purposes including hiring, amplify rather than reduce prejudice. The senators also inquired about the steps the EEOC it is taking to mitigate the potential discriminatory effects brought about by the technology.

Read More »

EEOC Calls Off Second Round of Furloughs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will not subject its workers to second round of furlough days, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Shefali Kapadia writes the agency reached its decision after a two-week discussion period. Jacqueline Berrien, EEOC chair, said in a memo obtained by the station that a second phase …

Read More »