At the request of President-elect Trump, Congress has approved another stopgap measure based on the previous year’s levels to fund most government operations for a portion of the 2017 fiscal year (FY).  Agencies subject to the continuing resolution (CR), including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), will be funded at a slightly reduced level from their FY 2016 appropriations.

The stopgap funding bill, which funds the government through the first seven months of FY 2017, means that the EEOC and OFCCP will be operating with essentially flat budgets for at least a portion of the seventh straight year.

Although the president-elect has not yet revealed how he will propose to fund specific government operations in his FY 2018 budget when it is submitted to Congress early next year, we think it is unlikely that agencies such as the EEOC and OFCCP can count on any significant increases.

Members of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC) can read more here.