Joyce E. Megginson

Joyce E. Megginson, an advocate in the whistleblower community, has over 30 years of public service with the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she served as one of three class agents in a certified class action race lawsuit that spanned over 20 years. Joyce Megginson, together with Janet Howard set legal precedent in the case Howard, Megginson v. Pritzker (Nos. 12–5370, 12–5392). On January 06, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of race discrimination complaints brought against the Department of Commerce and held that the six-year statute of limitations in lawsuits against the federal government does not apply to claims filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, Ms. Megginson received Congressional recognition for her commitment to the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR). She held a leadership position in the No Fear Coalition and presently serves as the Public Relations Officer for The Coalition for Change (C4C), Inc. Joyce, a member of the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Toastmasters International Power Speakers, holds a Master of Social Science degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Sojourner-Douglass College.
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