The spending bill signed by President Trump last week that provides Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funding (through September 30) for those government agencies that were impacted by the recent partial government shutdown allocates $379.5 million to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), identical to the amount the agency received last fiscal year.

The EEOC, along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Justice Department (DOJ), and a number of other federal agencies, had to shut down for 35 days from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019, after Congress and President Trump could not reach a compromise on a spending deal, driven largely by the President’s demand for money to build a border wall. Although the bill finally agreed upon does not resolve that underlying dispute, all parties were in agreement that it was time to re-open the government.   

NT Lakis attorneys have prepared a guide summarizing the final FY 2019 spending agreement for selected agencies with workplace regulatory authority, including those that were impacted by the partial shutdown.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.