EEOC Seeking Comment on Review of Regulations

June 6, 2011 ( – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public comment on its preliminary plan for review of significant regulations.

The agency, pursuant to an Executive Order by President Obama, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Review of Significant Regulations (Preliminary Plan). The purpose of the Preliminary Plan is to initiate a process to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed, in order to make the EEOC’s regulatory program more effective and/or less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.  

In its request, the agency said its regulatory program supports effective enforcement of six employment nondiscrimination laws: 

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; 
  • the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended; 
  • the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; 
  • Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; 
  • Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended; and 
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. 


The EEOC said it wants feedback on specific regulations identified in the Preliminary Plan including: 

  • Why the regulation should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed; 
  • Any available data on the costs and benefits of the regulation; and 
  • How the agency can better achieve the regulation’s objective. 


Comments will be accepted through July 6, 2011, and can be submitted to  

The Preliminary Plan is posted at