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Employment Discrimination-Private Bar Program

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Employment Discrimination-Private Bar Program


Federal Agency




Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, as amended, Public Laws 88-352 and 92-261, 42 U.S.C. 2000e 4(g) (1) (3); Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166; Age Discrimination iin Employment Act of 1967, Public Law 90-202, as amended; Public Law 93-259, 88 Stat. 75; Public Law 95-256, 92 Stat. 189; Public Law 99-592, 100 Stat. 3342, Public Law 101-433, 104 Stat. 978; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1978, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq; Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166; Equal Pay Act of 1963, Public Law 88-38, as amended; Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment of 1974; Fair Labor Standards Act Amendement of 1977; Reorganization Plan No 1, 1978, 29 U.S.C. 206; Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles I & V, as amended, Public Law 101-336, 42 U.S.C. 12101-12117; 12202-12213; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 501,505.






(a) To assist individuals who have filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed, in contacting members of the private bar; (b) to provide technical assistance to aggrieved individuals and their attorneys in Title VII, Equal Pay, Age Discrimination in Employment and Americans with Disabilities Act cases; to establish the attorney referral mechanism; and (d) to coordinate the strategies of the private bar with those of the Commission.


Types of Assistance

Provision of Specialized Services.


Uses and Use Restrictions

Upon request, provide assistance to individuals in locating lawyers who are prepared to litigate Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act issues.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any individual who has filed a charge with the Commission, or on whose behalf a charge has been filed.




Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

Requests for assistance may be made in writing or orally to nearest EEOC District Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedure




Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.


Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) FY 04 not separately identifiable; FY 05 est not separately identifiable; and FY 06 est not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.


Program Accomplishments

Data not available for fiscal years, 2004, 2005 and 2006.


Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

EEOC Compliance Manual, Section 81 - Private Bar Referral Program.


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

EEOC District Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).

Headquarters Office

Contact Jerome Scanlan, Office of General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. Telephone: (202) 663-4702.

Web Site Address


Related Programs

30.001, Employment Discrimination-Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
30.002, Employment Discrimination-State And Local Fair Employment Practices Agency Contracts
30.008, Employment Discrimination-Age Discrimination In Employment
30.010, Employment Discrimination Equal Pay Act
30.011, Employment Discrimination-Title I Of The Americans With Disabilities Act


Examples of Funded Projects

Not applicable.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.


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