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EEOC RIN: 3046-AB00 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Process 

In July 2012, the Commission published a final rule containing 15 discrete changes to various parts of the Federal sector EEO complaint process, and indicated that the rule was the Commission's initial step in a broader review of the Federal sector EEO process. On February 6, 2015, the Commission issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) (80 FR 6669), that sought public input on additional issues associated with the Federal sector EEO process.

Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1614   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 206(d)    29 U.S.C. 633a    29 U.S.C. 791    29 U.S.C. 794    42 U.S.C. 2000e-16    E.O. 10577    E.O. 11222    E.O. 11478    E.O. 12106    Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1978    42 U.S.C. 2000ff-6(e)   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Any proposals contained in an NPRM would be aimed at making the process more fair and efficient, including, but not limited to, the counseling process.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorizes EEOC "to issue such rules, regulations, orders, and instructions as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out its responsibilities under ... section [717]." 42 U.S.C. 2000e-16(b).


The EEOC will consider all alternatives offered by public commenters.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Based on the information currently available, we anticipate that most of the changes will have no cost and will benefit users of the process by correcting or clarifying the requirements. Any cost that might result would only be borne by the Federal Government.


Any proposed revisions would not affect risks to the public health, safety, or the environment

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/06/2015  80 FR 6669   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/07/2015 
NPRM  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathleen Oram
Assistant Legal Counsel
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street NE,
Washington, DC 20507
Phone:202 663-4681
Fax:202 653-6034

Gary Hozempa
Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street NE,
Washington, DC 20507
Phone:202 663-4666
Fax:202 653-6034