By a partisan vote of 50 to 43, the U.S. Senate this week confirmed President Trump’s nomination of Janet Dhillon to serve as a Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring on July 1, 2022. The President has stated that he intends to designate Ms. Dhillon as Chair of the agency after she is sworn in.

Ms. Dhillon was initially nominated by President Trump to be an EEOC commissioner in June of 2017, nearly two years ago. Her confirmation comes after the Senate recently changed its procedures to allow more expedited consideration of most presidential nominees.

Ms. Dhillon’s confirmation will also now restore a quorum to the EEOC for the first time in more than four months as she joins current Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic and Commissioner Charlotte Burrows, and will give the agency a Republican majority for the first time in more than ten years. One of the first challenges she will face as the new EEOC Chair is how to respond, if at all, to the recent court decision ordering the EEOC to reinstate “Component 2” pay and hours-worked data reporting requirements on a revised EEO-1 form.

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