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EEOC Chairman Butts?

By Al Kamen
Cassandra Butts, deputy White House counsel and a close ally and former Harvard Law School classmate of President Obama, has emerged as a leading candidate to head the troubled Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has been beset by shrinking staff, a growing backlog of job discrimination cases to investigate and plummeting morale.

Butts, a member of Obama's inner circle, has done litigation and policy work for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. She worked for seven years for former Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.), and more recently has been a senior vice president for domestic policy at the Center for American Progress.

Should she take the post, Butts would provide a much-needed spark to the 44-year-old commission, which has been something of a cast-off in recent years. The commission, which is charged with enforcing the nation's laws against discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age or disability in the private sector, now has a backlog of nearly 75,000 cases, up 35 percent from the previous year. And while the number of cases of job bias have risen to more than 95,000 in fiscal 2008 -- up 26 percent from 2006 -- the staff has shrunk in the last eight years to 2,200 -- a drop of 23 percent.

Posted at 2:30 PM ET on Feb 27, 2009  | Category:  In the Loop
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EEOC lost all of my paperwork and didn;pt tell me for four years when in fact I kept sending in additional information to support my case. I wronte to the heads of the EEOC in Washington about it and they will not help and are acting as if it never happened when I can prove it at any time. I was also not given a copy of my claim file and investigation report as the law states I have a right to have. I caught the former Chair and the head legal team in a pool of lies. I am now looking to expose this issue in the media and with and Senate/House member. I was treated like a nothing. When it comes to this, there is no need for such an organization. I have enough paperwork to get people in hot water if the proper people see it. I asked the former chair person to look into the mishandling of my claim and she stated she would. After he position was up with the Bush administration, she acted like she never knew anything about my case even though I have emails to prove she did. If any media or government employee would like to review this, please email me. I would also like to have legal representation to help me out.

Posted by: slamminmofo | March 4, 2009 8:08 PM

New blood is what this poorly run agency has needed for more than a decade.

If they ever start affording the taxpayer "honest services" that will be news!

Posted by: connerabr | February 27, 2009 3:35 PM

CASSANDRA BUTTS VALUES HUMAN RIGHTS.

WE NEED HER TO STAY INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE...

...TO HELP DISMANTLE THE ONGOING BUSH-CHENEY 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK' OF VIGILANTE JUSTICE...

...COVERT DOMESTIC TORTURE VIA SILENT MICROWAVE RADIATION WEAPONS...

... AND 'PROGRAMS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION'...

...THE PROGRAMS THAT CONTINUE TO BRING DOWN THE ECONOMY AND ERODE THE RULE OF LAW.

***

IT IS DAY 39 OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

DO YOU R*E*A*L*L*Y KNOW WHAT YOUR SECURITY MULTI-AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER IS UP TO?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):
http://www.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 27, 2009 2:43 PM

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