OGC headquarters staff should encourage and facilitate communication among offices developing or litigating systemic cases involving related industries or jobs; similar legal, discovery, proof or procedural issues; or other matters in which offices may benefit from an exchange of information.
The Commission noted that the agency was able to detail one of the cleared interpreters overseas for six months. The Commission should encourage each district to designate its own priority systemic issues. Direct Threat Defense and Medical Documentation.
Census data - is not linked, which interferes with the Commission's ability to identify possible systemic discrimination effectively. In addition, the Commission should provide funds to contract for temporary paralegal and clerical assistance as needed.
Complainant indicated that her immediate supervisor demeaned her by saying she was a "female without an education," made comments about uneducated women every time she had a performance review, and told her she was not good enough and was a "stupid woman.
As a consequence, EEOC attorneys working on systemic cases spend a great deal of time doing tasks that skilled paralegals could perform. Siu v. He further announced that field offices could submit requests for Commissioner Charges directly to the Commission and should investigate Commissioner Charges as they do other charges.
The accusation, which was similar to the assault complainant experienced and was never substantiated, caused complainant to have a nervous breakdown. Past headquarters efforts at overseeing the systemic program in the field were criticized widely as ineffective and highly burdensome.
In fact, many employees felt that there are disincentives for doing this type of work, because it interferes with achieving inventory management goals.
The Task Force did, however, aim to be prudent and practical in each of its recommendations so as to make its proposed program realistic and deliverable. Complainant indicated that he was ranked as the top candidate on an agency-generated certificate of eligible applicants, but that the agency allowed GSA to fill the position with a non-competitive candidate outside of his protected class.
Thus, while the Task Force envisions a Systemic Plan for each district, the Plans should be interdependent. The Commission noted that, following her discriminatory termination, complainant's health insurance coverage ceased, and she was without coverage for a period of time.
In affirming the default judgment, the Commission held that protecting the EEO process was paramount.