Memo #: 17-247
Date:       11/22/2017
EEOC’s FY 2017 “Performance and Accountability Report” Shows Significant Drop in Charges Filed, Allowing Agency To Make Major Progress in Reducing Its Charge Backlog

Despite a flat operating budget in recent years, the EEOC’s latest annual PAR shows the agency was able to reduce its charge backlog in FY 2017 by 16%, resulting in the lowest number of pending charges in ten years. These and other highlights from the agency’s PAR are summarized in our memo.
Topic Area:
Congressional Activity
Equal Pay Act/Compensation









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