ERIC Number: ED450529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Employers Comply with the ADA: An Assessment of How the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Is Enforcing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Isler, Frederick D.; Zalokar, Nadja; Chambers, David; Kraus, Rebecca; Johnson, Wanda; Butler, Margaret; Avery, Michelle Leigh; Tyler, Marcia; Baird, Andrea; Foshee, Latrice; Turner, Ilona
This report from the United States Commission on Civil Rights focuses specifically on the efforts of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to enforce Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment. The report evaluates and analyzes EEOC's regulations and policies clarifying the language of the statute; processing of charges of discrimination based on disability; litigation activities under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and outreach, education, and technical assistance efforts related to the Act. The Commission finds that EEOC has developed a highly credible implementation and enforcement program for the Americans with Disabilities Act and that implementing the Act has been a major focus of the agency since the law was passed. EEOC has accomplished this while simultaneously taking a number of creative and innovative steps to attempt to deal with an overwhelming workload and insufficient resources. However, the Commission also found that EEOC is not fully responsive to the concerns and priories of its stakeholders. To ensure that all stakeholders have a voice in EEOC's policy development, the Commission recommends that the formal mechanism be instituted to obtain input from interested parties. (Contains over 800 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Role, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Regulation, Law Enforcement, Program Effectiveness
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20425. Tel: 202-376-8128.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990