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Neil Schuldenfrei - Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights

Neil Schuldenfrei

Neil Schuldenfrei is the Deputy Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Civil Rights.  In this capacity, he oversees the Department’s efforts with respect to Title VI and Title IX Federal Financial Assistance reviews, Title VII Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, and Employee Concerns. Before serving as Deputy Director, Mr. Schuldenfrei served as an Attorney-Advisor in the office and in its predecessor office, the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity.

Prior to joining the Office of Civil Rights, he served as Executive Assistant to the Department of Energy’s Director of Administration and Management, where, among other duties, he reviewed and evaluated EEO action plans submitted by each Departmental organization.

Before joining the Department of Energy in 1992, Mr. Schuldenfrei served as Executive Assistant/Attorney-Advisor to the Director of the Office of Federal Operations at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he provided legal guidance to the Director on issues relating to the federal sector EEO process.

Mr. Schuldenfrei graduated from the University of Maryland in 1978, and received his legal degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1981.  He has over 30 years of experience in the field of EEO and diversity.