The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will have a 10.6% increase in funding under President Biden’s proposed budget for 2023, while planning to continue increasing the number of employees.
The agency said in a statement on Monday that the increase to $ 464.65 million will allow it to continue rebuilding the agency’s capacity.
It said that during the financial year 2021, with the authorization of 450 employees, that year ended with more than 2,100 employees, which can be compared with 1,939 during the financial year 2020 and more than 3,300 during the financial year 1980.
The agency said it expects to raise its staff level to 2,300 during the 2022 financial year.
EEOC President Charlotte A. Burrows said in the statement that the proposed budget will help promote three initiatives that started in 2021: the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity, which aims to expand employment opportunities as the nation recovers from the pandemic; a joint initiative against retaliation with the US Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board; and an initiative to ensure that employment-related artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision-making tools comply with federal civil law.