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PRESS RELEASE
11-4-19

EEOC Holds Public Hearing on Proposed EEO-1 Report Amendments

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to noon ET at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. The meeting will be open to public observation.

Pursuant to section 709(c) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Commission is holding a public hearing to discuss the proposed changes to the EEO-1 Report.  The proposed changes are described in the Commission's September 12, 2019, Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, 84 Fed. Reg. 48138.  In the Notice, the EEOC stated that it was planning to seek approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act to continue administering Component 1 of the EEO-1 survey, which the EEOC had sponsored for many years.  The EEOC also said that it is not planning to continue using the EEO-1 Report to collect Component 2 pay data information, which the Commission originally added to the EEO-1 in 2016.

The Commission plans to hear from panels of experts, representing a diverse range of different views. Invited panelists will be given the opportunity to present their views at the hearing, and members of the public have the opportunity to submit comments until November 12, 2019, in response to the Commission's Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.

Seating is limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building.

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