Elyssa Santos Abrams
Senior Attorney Advisor Outreach, Training, and Engagement Division Federal Sector Programs
EEOC Office of Federal Operations
Ms. Elyssa Santos-Abrams has been employed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) since 2001, following her graduation from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the New York State Bar. Ms. Santos-Abrams is currently assigned to the position of Attorney Advisor for the Outreach, Training, and Engagement Division, where she develops and delivers training on the EEO process, laws, and application, as well as provides educational outreach to federal agencies and stakeholders. Previously, Ms. Santos-Abrams served as a senior appellate review attorney in EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations, where she was responsible for drafting administrative decisions in federal sector discrimination complaints. She drafted decisions in cases covering the entire spectrum of legal bases of alleged discrimination, with particular emphasis on cases involving the Rehabilitation Act and the Equal Pay Act. Ms. Santos-Abrams has provided extensive training and outreach at EEO conferences and to government agencies in topics including EEO case updates, providing reasonable accommodation and understanding the Rehabilitation Act, and understanding and preventing harassment.