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OPM RIN: 3206-AO00 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: The Fair Chance Act 
Abstract:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing revised regulations that will provide a framework for agency compliance with the new statutory requirements as required by the Fair Chance Act. 

 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 731    5 CFR 330    5 CFR 302    5 CFR 213   
Legal Authority: Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Fair Chance Act), title XI, subtitle B of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019    title XI, subtitle B of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019    Pub. L. 116-92    5 U.S.C. secs. 9201 to 9206   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory    12/20/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: The Fair Chance Act prohibits agencies from making inquiries or soliciting information concerning job applicant's criminal history record information prior to receipt of conditional offer. It requires OPM to publish regulations by December 20, 2020, covering the entire Executive civil service. Regulations must include position specific exceptions and a process for receiving and investigating complaints against Federal employees by applicants and specifies adverse actions for founded violations.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Gilmore
Employee Services
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-0830
Fax:202 606-2329
Email: michael.gilmore@opm.gov

Lisa Loss
Director, Suitability and Credentialing Executive Agent Programs
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415-8200
Phone:202 606-0960
Email: lisa.loss@opm.gov

Tim Curry
ES/AWR/DAD
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-2930
Email: awr@opm.gov