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Akin Gump: Fraud and Racketeering Conspiracy -- Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Administration and Management
Washington, D.C.  20210

Jan 10 2005

Reference: CRC Complaint No. 05-DC-001

Mr. Gary Freedman
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Apt. 136
Washington, DC  20008

Dear Mr. Freedman

This will acknowledge receipt, by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Civil Rights Center (CRC), of your complaint on 1/4/2005.

The CRC is responsible for enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998; and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended.  Collectively, these laws prohibit discrimination  on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, political affiliation or belief and status as a WIA participant in programs funded, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor (DOL).  CRC also has responsibility for enforcing Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities.  Programs funded by DOL include, but are not limited to, WIA Programs (Job Corps, Older Workers, Dislocated Workers, Youth Employment and Training, Native Americans, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers, etc.) and the State Employment Service, the Unemployment Insurance Program, and grant programs administered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service.  The regulations require that complaints be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.

Based on the information you provided, CRC does not have jurisdiction over your complaint.  You may wish to contact a private attorney to handle the fraud and racketeering problems you are alleging.  Therefore, we are returning your disc to you.

I hope this information is helpful to you.



Annabelle T. Lockhart
Civil Rights Center


1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

U.S. Department of Labor

Annabelle T. Lockhart has directed the Civil Rights Center (CRC) for nearly half of the almost 30 years she has been with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). As Director, she is responsible for external civil rights compliance and an enforcement system designed to assure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity by state governments and thousands of other recipients who receive funds from the Department. She also directs the Department's internal equal employment opportunity system, an avenue of redress for those USDOL employees, and applicants for employment, who believe they have been victims of discrimination.
Ms. Lockhart's Labor Department career began when she joined the policy and research office of the Employment and Training Administration in an internship while a student at Howard University School of Law. She also served as Executive Assistant to the Solicitor of Labor, as Attorney–Advisor with the Division of Legislation and Legal Counsel, and as the Department's Counsel for Labor Relations, prior to joining the CRC in 1988 as its Deputy Director. More recently, she also served as Deputy Administrator for Operations in the Wages and Hour Administration, Acting Wage and Hour Administrator, and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration for Management.
A recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding work and achievement, Ms. Lockhart is the winner of 2006 National Public Service Award sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. She also has been bestowed the prestigious Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, which recognizes those who have demonstrated leadership in delivering service, fostering partnership and community solutions, and getting the job done effectively and efficiently.
A native of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Ms. Lockhart received a B.A. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law. She has served for over 20 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of Family and Child Services of D.C., Inc., a community service organization that serves youth and the elderly through family oriented programs. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community of Hope, an organization that provides housing, social services, health care, and education to low-income and homeless families.