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EEOC Intends to Open Local Office in Las Vegas

Volume 4, Issue 6
June 10, 2005

As a component of its Field Repositioning Plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") plans to open a local office in Las Vegas in an apparent response to the city's growing population and a purported increase in the number of employee complaints. The EEOC is expected to approve the local office request at a July 8, 2005 meeting.

If approved, the Las Vegas local office would be under the control of the Los Angeles District Office and assigned to investigate employment discrimination complaints filed by employees in Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and Clark counties. Preliminary plans call for the office to consist of a director, three investigators and an administrative assistant.

The public may comment on the EEOC's Field Repositioning Plan before June 17, 2005. Comments can be e-mailed to repositioning.comments@eeoc.gov or mailed to Executive Secretariat, EEOC, 1801 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20507.

This possible new development was also the topic of an online local news article on lasvegascitylife.com.

If approved, the new field office presents a unique set of issues for local employers, particularly given the fact that it will be controlled by the EEOC's very aggressive Los Angeles District Office.

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