42 U.S.C. § 2000e-4 : US Code - Section 2000E-4: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    (a) Creation; composition; political representation; appointment;
      term; vacancies; Chairman and Vice Chairman; duties of Chairman;
      appointment of personnel; compensation of personnel
      There is hereby created a Commission to be known as the Equal
    Employment Opportunity Commission, which shall be composed of five
    members, not more than three of whom shall be members of the same
    political party. Members of the Commission shall be appointed by
    the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for
    a term of five years. Any individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall
    be appointed only for the unexpired term of the member whom he
    shall succeed, and all members of the Commission shall continue to
    serve until their successors are appointed and qualified, except
    that no such member of the Commission shall continue to serve (1)
    for more than sixty days when the Congress is in session unless a
    nomination to fill such vacancy shall have been submitted to the
    Senate, or (2) after the adjournment sine die of the session of the
    Senate in which such nomination was submitted. The President shall
    designate one member to serve as Chairman of the Commission, and
    one member to serve as Vice Chairman. The Chairman shall be
    responsible on behalf of the Commission for the administrative
    operations of the Commission, and, except as provided in subsection
    (b) of this section, shall appoint, in accordance with the
    provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive
    service, such officers, agents, attorneys, administrative law
    judges, and employees as he deems necessary to assist it in the
    performance of its functions and to fix their compensation in
    accordance with the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of
    chapter 53 of title 5, relating to classification and General
    Schedule pay rates: Provided, That assignment, removal, and
    compensation of administrative law judges shall be in accordance
    with sections 3105, 3344, 5372, and 7521 of title 5.
    (b) General Counsel; appointment; term; duties; representation by
      attorneys and Attorney General
      (1) There shall be a General Counsel of the Commission appointed
    by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
    for a term of four years. The General Counsel shall have
    responsibility for the conduct of litigation as provided in
    sections 2000e-5 and 2000e-6 of this title. The General Counsel
    shall have such other duties as the Commission may prescribe or as
    may be provided by law and shall concur with the Chairman of the
    Commission on the appointment and supervision of regional
    attorneys. The General Counsel of the Commission on the effective
    date of this Act shall continue in such position and perform the
    functions specified in this subsection until a successor is
    appointed and qualified.
      (2) Attorneys appointed under this section may, at the direction
    of the Commission, appear for and represent the Commission in any
    case in court, provided that the Attorney General shall conduct all
    litigation to which the Commission is a party in the Supreme Court
    pursuant to this subchapter.
    (c) Exercise of powers during vacancy; quorum
      A vacancy in the Commission shall not impair the right of the
    remaining members to exercise all the powers of the Commission and
    three members thereof shall constitute a quorum.
    (d) Seal; judicial notice
      The Commission shall have an official seal which shall be
    judicially noticed.
    (e) Reports to Congress and the President
      The Commission shall at the close of each fiscal year report to
    the Congress and to the President concerning the action it has
    taken and the moneys it has disbursed. It shall make such further
    reports on the cause of and means of eliminating discrimination and
    such recommendations for further legislation as may appear
    (f) Principal and other offices
      The principal office of the Commission shall be in or near the
    District of Columbia, but it may meet or exercise any or all its
    powers at any other place. The Commission may establish such
    regional or State offices as it deems necessary to accomplish the
    purpose of this subchapter.
    (g) Powers of Commission
      The Commission shall have power - 
        (1) to cooperate with and, with their consent, utilize
      regional, State, local, and other agencies, both public and
      private, and individuals;
        (2) to pay to witnesses whose depositions are taken or who are
      summoned before the Commission or any of its agents the same
      witness and mileage fees as are paid to witnesses in the courts
      of the United States;
        (3) to furnish to persons subject to this subchapter such
      technical assistance as they may request to further their
      compliance with this subchapter or an order issued thereunder;
        (4) upon the request of (i) any employer, whose employees or
      some of them, or (ii) any labor organization, whose members or
      some of them, refuse or threaten to refuse to cooperate in
      effectuating the provisions of this subchapter, to assist in such
      effectuation by conciliation or such other remedial action as is
      provided by this subchapter;
        (5) to make such technical studies as are appropriate to
      effectuate the purposes and policies of this subchapter and to
      make the results of such studies available to the public;
        (6) to intervene in a civil action brought under section 2000e-
      5 of this title by an aggrieved party against a respondent other
      than a government, governmental agency or political subdivision.
    (h) Cooperation with other departments and agencies in performance
      of educational or promotional activities; outreach activities
      (1) The Commission shall, in any of its educational or
    promotional activities, cooperate with other departments and
    agencies in the performance of such educational and promotional
      (2) In exercising its powers under this subchapter, the
    Commission shall carry out educational and outreach activities
    (including dissemination of information in languages other than
    English) targeted to - 
        (A) individuals who historically have been victims of
      employment discrimination and have not been equitably served by
      the Commission; and
        (B) individuals on whose behalf the Commission has authority to
      enforce any other law prohibiting employment discrimination,

    concerning rights and obligations under this subchapter or such
    law, as the case may be.
    (i) Personnel subject to political activity restrictions
      All officers, agents, attorneys, and employees of the Commission
    shall be subject to the provisions of section 7324 (!1) of title 5,
    notwithstanding any exemption contained in such section.

    (j) Technical Assistance Training Institute
      (1) The Commission shall establish a Technical Assistance
    Training Institute, through which the Commission shall provide
    technical assistance and training regarding the laws and
    regulations enforced by the Commission.
      (2) An employer or other entity covered under this subchapter
    shall not be excused from compliance with the requirements of this
    subchapter because of any failure to receive technical assistance
    under this subsection.
      (3) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this
    subsection such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1992.
    (k) EEOC Education, Technical Assistance, and Training Revolving
      (1) There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United
    States a revolving fund to be known as the "EEOC Education,
    Technical Assistance, and Training Revolving Fund" (hereinafter in
    this subsection referred to as the "Fund") and to pay the cost
    (including administrative and personnel expenses) of providing
    education, technical assistance, and training relating to laws
    administered by the Commission. Monies in the Fund shall be
    available without fiscal year limitation to the Commission for such
      (2)(A) The Commission shall charge fees in accordance with the
    provisions of this paragraph to offset the costs of education,
    technical assistance, and training provided with monies in the
    Fund. Such fees for any education, technical assistance, or
    training - 
        (i) shall be imposed on a uniform basis on persons and entities
      receiving such education, assistance, or training,
        (ii) shall not exceed the cost of providing such education,
      assistance, and training, and
        (iii) with respect to each person or entity receiving such
      education, assistance, or training, shall bear a reasonable
      relationship to the cost of providing such education, assistance,
      or training to such person or entity.

      (B) Fees received under subparagraph (A) shall be deposited in
    the Fund by the Commission.
      (C) The Commission shall include in each report made under
    subsection (e) of this section information with respect to the
    operation of the Fund, including information, presented in the
    aggregate, relating to - 
        (i) the number of persons and entities to which the Commission
      provided education, technical assistance, or training with monies
      in the Fund, in the fiscal year for which such report is
        (ii) the cost to the Commission to provide such education,
      technical assistance, or training to such persons and entities,
        (iii) the amount of any fees received by the Commission from
      such persons and entities for such education, technical
      assistance, or training.

      (3) The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest the portion of the
    Fund not required to satisfy current expenditures from the Fund, as
    determined by the Commission, in obligations of the United States
    or obligations guaranteed as to principal by the United States.
    Investment proceeds shall be deposited in the Fund.
      (4) There is hereby transferred to the Fund $1,000,000 from the
    Salaries and Expenses appropriation of the Commission.