JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This Court has jurisdiction of this action under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-6(b) and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1343(a)(3), and 1345. 3.
Venue is proper in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391 because all or a substantial part of the acts or omissions giving rise to this cause of action took place in this judicial district. 4.
Defendants Commonwealth and PSP are public employers created pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth. 5.
The Commonwealth is a state government, and PSP is a governmental agency, within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(a). 6.
Defendants are “persons” within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(a) and are “employers” within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(b). 7.
PSP is a state law enforcement agency that employs entry-level troopers. 8.
Defendants are responsible for establishing the terms and conditions of, as well as other practices that relate to, the employment of entry-level troopers. 9.
Defendants have maintained and continue to maintain selection procedures by which applicants for entry-level trooper positions are selected.
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