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EEOC RIN: 3046-AB27 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Amendments to the EEOC's No FEAR Act Regulations - Additional EEO Data Posting and Complaint Processing Requirements 

This rulemaking proposes new EEO complaint processing requirements, and revisions to the EEOC’s No FEAR Act regulations, in accordance with the provisions of the Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020 (Cummings Act) concerning the EEOC. The Cummings Act allows the EEOC to make a referral to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) if, following receipt of a federal agency disciplinary action report, the EEOC determines that the agency did not take appropriate action. A federal agency must establish a model EEO program that is independent of the agency’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Human Capital (or the equivalent). Moreover, the head of an agency’s EEO Program must report directly to the head of the agency. A federal agency must post to its public website data about EEO class action complaints filed against the agency, and additional information about findings of discrimination, such as the law violated and whether a decision has been made regarding disciplinary action as a result of the finding. This new data about class action complaints also must be reflected in the EEOC’s publication of government-wide No FEAR Act data. In addition, the NPRM proposes to include the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act’s reasonable accommodation requirements as an element of agency EEO programs.

Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1614   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-283, Title XI, Subtitle B    29 U.S.C. 206(d)    29 U.S.C. 633a    29 U.S.C. 791    29 U.S.C. 794    E.O. 10577, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp. p. 218    42 U.S.C. 2000e-16    42 U.S.C. 2000ff-6(e)    E.O. 11222, 3 CFR, 1964-1965 Comp. p. 306    E.O. 11478, 3 CFR, 1969 Comp. p. 133    E.O. 12106, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp. p. 263    Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp. p. 321   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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:202 921-3240