President Trump recently announced his choices to fill two key federal civil rights positions, one to fill a slot at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the other to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The president’s nominee to fill a commissioner vacancy on the EEOC for a five-year term expiring on July 1, 2022, is management attorney Janet Dhillon, whom he has also designated as the agency’s new chair, assuming she is confirmed by the Senate. This is the commissioner term previously held by former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang, which expired on July 1, 2017. (Although her term officially expired on July 1, Ms. Yang can continue to serve until Ms. Dhillon is confirmed or until the Senate adjourns for the year, whichever comes first.)
There is one other current vacancy on the commission, for which the president has not yet announced a nomination. In addition, Mr. Trump has not yet submitted a nomination for the EEOC’s vacant general counsel position.
Mr. Trump’s choice for the DOJ Civil Rights Division post is management attorney Eric Dreiband, who previously served as general counsel of the EEOC during the George W. Bush Administration. The assistant attorney general for civil rights position is currently vacant.
The June 29, 2017, White House press release announcing the nominations is available here.
Members of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC) can read more here.