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DOL/OFCCP RIN: 1250-AA09 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption 

OFCCP plans to update its regulations to comply with current law regarding protections for religion-exercising organizations.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The Department intends to issue a Final Rule to clarify the scope and application of the religious exemption contained in Executive Order 11246, as amended, to reflect recent legal developments including Executive Orders 13798 and 13831.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Executive Order 11246


To be determined.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The Department will prepare estimates of the anticipated cost and discuss benefits associated with the final rule.


To be determined.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/15/2019  84 FR 41677   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/16/2019 
Final Rule  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Harvey Fort
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Program Development
Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-3325,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0104