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DOL/OFCCP RIN: 1250-AA09 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption 
Abstract:

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: 41 CFR 60-1     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: E.O. 11246   
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.

Alternatives:

None identified.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The Department estimates that the final rule will result in a 10-year annualized cost of $3,117,259 at a discount rate of 7%. Detailed tables identifying rule familiarization costs were addressed in the final rule.

Risks:

The clarity provided in the new definitions and the interpretation provided will reduce the risk of noncompliance to contractors.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/15/2019  84 FR 41677   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/16/2019 
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=OFCCP-2019-0003  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tina Williams
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development
Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0104