<!–:en–>U.S. FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION CHARGES HIT NEW RECORD LEVELS<!–:–><!–:ja–>新記録（最高数）に達した米国での連邦レベルでの差別提訴件数<!–:–>November 16, 2011
The number of charges filed under federal anti-discrimination laws reached new record highs in fiscal year 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on November 16th.
Overall, the EEOC finished fiscal year 2011 ending September 30th with receiving a record 99,947 charges of discrimination, the highest number of charges in the agency’s 46-year history. In addition, the agency secured nearly $365 million for victims through administrative enforcement. Although the EEOC still had more than 78,000 charges pending when the fiscal year ended on Sept. 30th, this is down 10 percent from the total at the end of fiscal year 2010. EEOC touted its progress, noting that the inventory of pending charges had increased in previous years as agency staffing had shrunk. 11.16.2011