EEOC Nominations Sent for Confirmation

President Trump has nominated Republican Keith Sonderling of the Labor Department to fill a vacancy on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and at the same time re-nominated Democrat Charlotte Burrows for another five-year term.

Burrows’ term expired July 1 but she can remain on the board while the Senate works on her confirmation. Sonderling is a deputy administrator with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL).

The EEOC in May was given a Republican majority when Janet Dhillon was confirmed for a seat and became chair of the commission. The party ruling the White House generally gets to name three of the five commissioners along with two from the minority party.


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