In its just-released Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says it is "rebuilding" and reducing its backlog of discrimination claims needing action.

Though a record number of of claims–99,992–were filed in the fiscal year, the inventory of claims to resolve rose less than 1 percent, from 85,768 to 86,338.

According to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien, the agency “is on the path toward rebuilding and on track to make further progress in the upcoming fiscal year to more efficiently and effectively enforce the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.”

During fiscal 2010, EEOC field offices filed 250 lawsuits in federal courts. Specifically, 192 new charges contained Title VII claims, 40 contained Americans with Disability Act (ADA) claims, 28 contained Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims, and two contained Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims.

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