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Barack Obama Reveals His Master Plan


Q: How would you address discrimination in employment, both the effects of discrimination in getting hired and in access to equal pay.

A: I will start by strengthening the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Commission has lacked the resources and staff to carry out an initiative designed to attack systemic discrimination and has closed field offices, substituting them with a National Call Center contracted out to nongovernment employees. I will fully fund and increase staffing for the EEOC to reduce these charge backlogs and to prosecute efforts to remedy systemic discrimination, and appoint an EEOC chair and nominate commissioners who are committed to enforcing anti-discrimination laws.