Iowa Bar Teleconference With EEOC Commissioner

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 00:00

The Iowa State Bar Association is hosting a teleconference, An Hour with EEOC Commissioner Ishimaru, on Friday, January 21, from noon-1 p.m. CST.

Stuart J. Ishimaru has been a member of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission since 2003, nominated by President George W. Bush upon the recommendation of Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. He is currently serving a second term upon the recommendation of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. He was designated by President Obama as Acting Chairman and will serve until July, 2012.

Mr. Ishimaru worked to rebuild the EEOC, which had become under-funded and under-staffed. Under his leadership, the agency obtained record budgets from the Congress and embarked on a hiring initiative to increase its enforcement staff.

Mr. Ishimaru emphasized the EEOC's role as a law enforcement agency, encouraging the Commission's employees to carry out the agency's mission fairly and vigorously. He committed agency resources to investigating and litigating systemic cases - larger cases with the potential to provide relief for numerous victims of discrimination and bring about positive change in entire companies and industries.

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