The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed a rule amending its procedural regulations including the following:
Digital Document Transmission
Explicitly stating that all parties involved in discrimination charges filed with the EEOC may electronically transmit documents, including notices of charges, through its digital intake system piloted in 2017.
Deferrals to State and Local Agencies
Clarifies the filing deadline for charges filed in locations where a state or local fair employment practices agency exists but does not have “jurisdiction over the statutory basis alleged in the charge”; this filing deadline is 180 days.
dismissal of a charge includes notice of the charging party’s statutory right to file a lawsuit; and
a “no-cause” determination by the EEOC does not mean the claims have no merit
Delegation of Authority to Issue “Dismissal and Notice of Rights”
Permits EEOC district, field, area and local office directors to delegate to other EEOC employees the authority to issue dismissals and
Permits the Commission or director of an office issuing a dismissal to reconsider that determination and to issue a notice of intent to reconsider even if the 90-day period for filing suit has already expired