EEOC subregulatory guidance documents express official agency policy and are used to explain how the laws and regulations apply to specific workplace situations. When considering the development of subregulatory guidance, the Commission may hold a public meeting to hear testimony from witnesses, including experts in the issue being examined. Since June 2011, the Commission has also left the meeting record open for 15 days to allow further public input on the topic. Where obtaining further public input will aid the Commission's development of a proposed guidance document, the Commission has expanded the tools available to obtain feedback by publishing draft guidance on www.regulations.gov for public input before finalizing the guidance.
Subregulatory policy documents must be approved by a majority of the Commissioners. There are several formats for EEOC Subregulatory Guidance Documents:
You can also view these guidances by subject area:
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