EEOC Proposes Update To Procedural Rules

Volume: 18 | Issue: 7
March 20, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update its procedural rules to account for electronic transmission of documents and communications between the EEOC and the parties. The EEOC explains that these updated rules are needed to “explicitly provide for digital or online transmission of charge-related documents” in furtherance of its efforts to offer a fully digital system for processing charges of discrimination. The EEOC also seeks to “clarify the application of the charge-filing time periods for charges arising in jurisdictions having a State or local fair employment practice (FEP) agency,” “to more clearly communicate to charging parties and respondents the import of the EEOC’s decision to close a charge investigation,” and “to bring greater efficiencies to charge closures by permitting further delegation.”

The EEOC will accept public comments on these proposed rules through April 23, 2019.

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