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 Article of Interest - Employment

EEOC Makes Resource Information Available on Cd-Rom

Electronic Version Has Full Search Capabilities and is Available Through Direct Order
from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, July 31, 2002
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WASHINGTON - Chair Cari M. Dominguez today announced that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made its seven-volume set of Technical Assistance Resource Manuals available for purchase on CD-ROM. For the first time, computer users can search this comprehensive resource on workplace discrimination issues by using one user-friendly compact disc and entering simple search terms.

"As the country's most authoritative source on federal equal employment opportunity law, one of EEOC's top priorities is to make available the latest information as broadly as possible using state- of-the-art technology," said Chair Dominguez.

A single CD-ROM contains a complete library on National Origin Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, and Race and Color Discrimination. Each of these sections includes training exercises, EEOC policy interpretations, and EEOC-issued guidance on equal employment opportunity (EEO) related Supreme Court decisions. Additionally, the compact disc includes an employer guide on EEO responsibilities.

As an alternative to the CD-ROM, the traditional set of printed manuals is also available for purchase. Previously, only attendees at EEOC's Technical Assistance Program Seminars (TAPS), which are offered throughout the nation each year, had access to these materials. TAPS participants have consistently given the manuals rave reviews.

For more information about both the CD-ROM and print versions of the technical assistance manuals, including costs and how to place an order, visit EEOC's web site at

As an independent federal agency, the EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973's prohibitions against disability discrimination in the federal government; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Additionally, the EEOC is responsible for developing policy interpretations of and guidance on these laws. Further information about the Commission is available on its web site at

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