The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering closing some of its offices in an attempt to cut costs. The EEOC enforces federal laws banning workplace discrimination and receives about 80,000 worker complaints each year. Some regional directors for the EEOC are critical of the plan to close offices, and propose instead that cutbacks be made at the headquarters. Other cost-cutting options that are being considered include creating mobile offices, having employees work from home and creating a national call center.
See Kirstin Downey, The Washington Post, September 8, 2003