The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at

This edition (Fiscal Year 2016, Volume 2) features a special article titled Stating a Claim in the EEO Process: Determining One’s Status as Either an Employee or Independent Contractor.

“The article on determining the status of a complainant, as either a federal employee or contractor, is a ‘must read’ for the federal sector EEO community,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). “This article is a great resource and identifies recent case law on this issue.”

The EEO Digest, a quarterly publication prepared by OFO, features a wide variety of recent commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. The Digest also includes hyperlinks so that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions that have been summarized.

This edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by the EEOC, including cases involving: Agency Processing, Findings of the Merits, Attorney’s Fees, Class Complaints, Remedies, Compensatory Damages, Sanctions, Dismissals, Settlement Agreements, Stating a Claim, Summary Judgment and Timeliness.

The summaries are neither intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to the selected subject matter, nor are they to be given the legal weight of case law in citations. In addition to the quarterly Digest, commission federal sector decisions are available on EEOC’s website at