ERIC Number: ED210545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as Amended. A Report Covering Activities under the Act During the Last Quarter of Fiscal Year 1979 and Fiscal Year 1980.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC.
The jurisdictional responsibility for administration and enforcement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended (ADEA), was transferred to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the Department of Labor (DOL) in July, 1979. The EEOC reorganized its operating and case-handling procedures, resulting in the processing of new charges without delay (under four months). By the end of Fiscal Year 1980 (FY-80), the case backlog had been reduced by two-thirds--to 35,000 charges; the remedy rate for new charges approached 50 percent; and benefits to individuals exceeded $43 million. Also, more than 125 new systemic cases were initiated pursuant to specific and coordinated selection standards. During FY-80, because of increased interest in ADEA, coupled with EEOC's high visibility in enforcing the Act, the ADEA workload increased dramatically. The individual charge rate increased by about 60 percent, from 5,374 charges filed in FY-79 to 8,779 in FY-80. To resolve the growing workload problem, EEOC requested in its 1981 budget funds for state fair employment practices agencies so they could help process some of the workload. Procedural reforms began by the EEOC should also help to smooth the age discrimination complaint process. (This annual report includes a detailed description of the process of transferring ADEA from the DOL to the EEOC, a description of cases settled and pending, and a summary of state age discrimination in employment laws.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967