Employment Discrimination_Private Bar Program

(a) To assist individuals who have filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed, in contacting members of the private bar; (b) to provide technical assistance to aggrieved individuals and their attorneys in Title VII, Equal Pay, Age Discrimination in Employment and Americans
with Disabilities Act cases; to establish the attorney referral mechanism; and (d) to coordinate the strategies of the private bar with those of the Commission.

Agency - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office - EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Data not available for fiscal years, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Upon request, provide assistance to individuals in locating lawyers who are prepared to litigate Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act issues.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Requests for assistance may be made in writing or orally to nearest EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures





Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, as amended, Public Laws 88-352 and 92-261, 42 U.S.C. 2000e 4(g) (1) (3); Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166; Age Discrimination iin Employment Act of 1967, Public Law 90-202, as amended; Public Law 93-259, 88 Stat. 75; Public Law 95-256, 92 Stat. 189; Public Law 99-592, 100 Stat. 3342, Public Law 101-433, 104 Stat. 978; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1978, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq; Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166; Equal Pay Act of 1963, Public Law 88-38, as amended; Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment of 1974; Fair Labor Standards Act Amendement of 1977; Reorganization Plan No 1, 1978, 29 U.S.C. 206; Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles I & V, as amended, Public Law 101-336, 42 U.S.C. 12101-12117; 12202-12213; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 501,505.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) FY 04 not separately identifiable; FY 05 est not separately identifiable; and FY 06 est not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

EEOC Compliance Manual, Section 81 - Private Bar Referral Program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).

Headquarters Office

Contact Jerome Scanlan, Office of General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. Telephone: (202) 663-4702.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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