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Plan is to initiate a process to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed, in order to make the EEOC’s regulatory program more effective and/or less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.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- Why the regulation should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed;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 Public.Comments.RegulatoryReview@eeoc.gov.
The Preliminary Plan is posted at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/retro_review_plan.cfm.