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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination; the EEOC investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual's race, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, retaliation for reporting, participating in, and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. In recent years, the EEOC has come under criticism for being ineffective. A review of enforcement data has shown that less than 3% of complainants prevail when they file an EEOC charge. More, the agency has had the same budget for over 40 years; the stagnant budget allocated to the EEOC by Congress has forced it to downsize, cutting its original staffing levels by over 60%. Innovations in workplace management from forced employment arbitration agreements to the growing use of employer practices liability insurance policies has rendered the EEOC an obsolete enforcement agency, in the eyes of many.

On March 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which required government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, or national origin." It established the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, which Vice President Lyndon Johnson was appointed to head. This was the forerunner of the EEOC; the EEOC was established on July 2, 1965. The EEOC's first complainants were female flight attendants. However, the EEOC at first ignored sex discrimination complaints, the prohibition against sex discrimination in employment went unenforced for the next few years. One EEOC director called the prohibition "a fluke... conceived out of wedlock."All Commission seats and the post of general counsel to the commission are filled by the US President, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Stuart J. Ishimaru, a Commissioner, confirmed in 2003 and 2006, served as Acting Chair of the Commission from January 20, 2009 until December 22, 2010, when the Senate confirmed Jacqueline Berrien to be the chairwoman.

She had been nominated as chairwoman by President Barack Obama in July 2009. In September 2009, Obama chose Chai Feldblum to fill another vacant seat. On March 27, 2010, President Obama made recess appointments of three Commission posts: Berrien and Victoria Lipnic. With the appointments, the Commission had its full five Commissioners: Ishimaru, Feldblum and Constance Barker, confirmed by the Senate in 2008 to be a Commissioner. President Obama made a recess appointment of P. David Lopez to be the EEOC's General Counsel. On December 22, 2010, the Senate gave full confirmation to Berrien, Feldblum and Lopez. In 2014, President Obama renominated. In 2011, the Commission included "sex-stereotyping" of lesbian and bisexual individuals, as a form of sex discrimination illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 2012, the Commission expanded protection provided by Title VII to transgender status and gender identity. After the departure of Ishimaru, the commission returned to its full five commissioners on April 25, 2013, with the Senate confirmation of Jenny Yang.

In 2015, it concluded that for Title VII, sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, the rulings, while persuasive, are not binding on courts and would need to be addressed by the Supreme Court for a final decision; the Commission mediates and settles thousands of discrimination complaints each year prior to their investigation. The EEOC is empowered to file civil discrimination suits against employers on behalf of alleged victims and to adjudicate claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. In 1975, when the backlog reached more than 100,000 charges to be investigated, President Gerald Ford's full requested budget of $62 million was approved. A "Backlog Unit" was created in Philadelphia in 1978 to resolve the thousands of federal equal employment complaints inherited from the Civil Service Commission. In 1980, Eleanor Holmes Norton began re-characterizing the backlog cases as "workload" in her reports to Congress, thus fulfilling her promise to eliminate the backlog.

In June 2006, civil rights and labor union advocates publicly complained that the effectiveness of the EEOC was being undermined by budget and staff cuts and the outsourcing of complaint screening to a private contractor whose workers were poorly trained. In 2006, a partial budget freeze prevented the agency from filling vacant jobs, its staff had shrunk by nearly 20 percent from 2001. A Bush administration official stated that the cuts had been made because it was necessary to direct more money to defense and homeland security. By 2008, the EEOC had lost 25 percent of its staff over the previous eight years, including investigators and lawyers who handle the cases; the number of complaints to investigate grew to 95,400 in fiscal 2008, up 26 percent from 2006. Although full-time staffing of the EEOC was cut between 2002 and 2006, Congress increased the commission's budget during that period, as it has every year since 1980; the budget was $303 million in fiscal year 2001 to $327 million in fiscal year 2006.

The outsourcing to Pearson Government Solutions in Kansas cost the agency $4.9 million and was called a "huge waste of money" by the president of the EEOC employees' union in 2006. The EEOC uses mone

Trey Hutchens

Trey Hutchens III is an American professional stock car racing driver. He last competed part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado for Trey Hutchens Racing and the No. 8 Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports. Hutchens debuted in the Truck Series in 2017 at Iowa Speedway. Hutchens finished 16th in that race, he returned at Charlotte in 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series' season driving the No. 14 for Trey Hutchens Racing but failed to qualify. He qualified for the 2019 400 finishing 24th. Hutchens was subsequently announced to drive the No. 8 truck for NEMCO Motorsports at Iowa. He attends NC State as an engineering student. * Season still in progress1 Ineligible for series points Trey Hutchens driver statistics at Racing-Reference

JoaquĆ­n Cortizo

Joaquín Cortizo Rosendo was a Spanish professional footballer who played as a defender. Born in Ribadavia, Province of Ourense, Cortizo signed with local RC Celta de Vigo in 1956, aged 24, he only made his La Liga debut on 14 April of the following year, in a 2–1 home win against Valencia CF. In the summer of 1958, Cortizo joined Real Zaragoza, he scored his first goal in the top division on 9 December 1962, but in a 2–4 loss away to Real Madrid. On 27 December 1964, Cortizo broke Atlético Madrid player Enrique Collar's leg during a 3–1 victory at La Romareda. Referee Manuel Gómez Arribas did not appreciate any foul at that moment, but the player was handed a 24-match ban by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, a national record. In the 1966 off-season, Cortizo moved to Real Jaén. After retiring and settling in the city, he worked for the club as technical secretary as well as president. After a long illness, Cortizo died on 4 January 2018 at the age in Jaén. Joaquín Cortizo at BDFutbol

Elvin Penner

Elvin Penner is a Belizean politician who served in the House of Representatives from 2008 to 2015 representing the Cayo North East constituency. He is a member of the United Democratic Party. Penner was the first Belizean Mennonite elected to national office. Penner was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2008. Following a cabinet reshuffling in March 2009, Penner transitioned to the Ministry of Public Utilities and Broadcasting. After being re-elected in 2012, Penner was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security. On 19 September 2013, Penner was stripped of his ministerial portfolios by Prime Minister Dean Barrow due to his involvement in selling and issuing a fraudulent Belizean passport to South Korean national Kim Won Hong, who at the time was jailed in Taiwan. Penner was charged with illegally facilitating a passport in March 2014, but charges were dropped in July due to lack of evidence. After the scandal Penner was shunned in the Belize House and did not carry out any official government duties.

He resisted calls to resign from both the UDP by Barrow and others. In 2013 Penner was the subject of a recall petition in his constituency; however the petition was declared invalid in January 2014. In June 2014 Penner was deselected as the UDP's candidate in Cayo North East in the 2015 general election in favour of former San Ignacio Mayor John August. At that election August was defeated by Orlando Habet. Penner is of Canadian ancestry, he has three children, one daughter and two sons

William Yoast Morgan

William Yoast Morgan was an American newspaperman and politician. He was the lieutenant governor of Kansas from 1915 to 1919 serving under Governor Arthur Capper. Morgan's grandfather James Morgan emigrated from Ireland in 1847. Morgan's father William Albert Morgan was apprenticed to a printer and served in the Civil War. In 1871 he moved to Cottonwood Falls and started the Chase County Leader newspaper, which he continued until retiring in 1903, he served in both houses of the state legislature. Morgan's mother Wilhelmina Morgan was active in civic organizations and politics, serving as mayor of Cottonwood Falls in 1885. Morgan himself was educated in Cottonwood Falls and at the state university in Lawrence, majoring in journalism. Morgan married Colie Adair in November 1890, he purchased the Emporia Daily Gazette. He organized a corporation to purchase and operate The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, where he remained until his death; as of 1912 it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in central Kansas.

From 1899 to 1903 he was the state printer. Morgan was active in the Republican party, in 1903 he was elected to the lower house of the Kansas legislature, he continued to serve there until 1910, he was lieutenant governor of Kansas from 1915 to 1919 serving under Governor Arthur Capper. He was a delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1916 and 1920, was the Republican party candidate for governor in 1922, but lost to Democrat Jonathan M. Davis. Morgan had extensive business interests around Hutchinson, including the Hutchinson Printing Company, he served as the president of the State Exchange Bank there. He served on the University of Kansas board of regents, as president of the Kansas Editorial Association, as state commander of the Sons of Veterans, as the head of various charitable enterprises. From 1903-5 Morgan served as Archon Councilor of Phi Gamma Delta. Letters Morgan wrote while travelling were compiled into four books: A Journey of a Jayhawker, A Jayhawker in Europe, The Near East, "Yurrup" As Is.

Morgan Elementary School in Hutchinson is named in his honor

Nissequogue River

The Nissequogue River is an 8.3-mile long river flowing from Smithtown, New York into the Long Island Sound. Its average discharge of 42.2 cubic feet per second is the most of any of the freshwater rivers on Long Island. The river, like all other freshwater rivers on the island, is derived from groundwater, its name is derived from one of the Algonquian-speaking Nissequaq tribe in the area. The river rises south of NY-454 just east of the Hauppaugue County Offices and flows into Blydenburgh Park Pond where other tributaries that come from East Hauppauge and Commack meet and are dammed at Blydenburgh Pond; the river continues in a northeasterly direction, picking up additional tributaries from the north in Caleb Smith Park in Smithtown. It is dammed once more before becoming an estuary at NY-25 where it flows to Kings Park, New York, entering Long Island Sound at Nissequogue River State Park. Since much of the river is an estuary canoeists travel in both directions based on the tides. Fish found in the river include Striped Bass, Summer Flounder, Winter Flounder, Eels, Brown and Brook Trout, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Herring, etc.

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