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PRESS RELEASE
5-10-13

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Quality Control Plan for Investigations and Conciliations

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released draft principles for the Quality Control Plan (QCP) for public feedback, the agency announced today. The QCP will revise criteria to measure the quality of agency investigations and conciliations throughout the nation.

The plan is being drafted by an internal work group chaired by EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, Dallas District Director Janet Elizondo, and Chicago District Director John Rowe. Chair Jacqueline Berrien appointed the group of experienced agency staff to develop a draft plan for Commission review and approval.

This latest request for input is part of an unprecedented effort to ensure that the views of the public and agency staff are incorporated into the agency's implementation of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. In February, the agency requested written input into the development of the QCP, and in March the Commission held a public meeting featuring three roundtables of internal and external experts on the EEOC's investigatory process.

Comments on the draft principles for the QCP must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on May 24, 2013 at strategic.plan@eeoc.gov or received by mail at Executive Officer, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20507.

The agency encourages participation from individuals, employers, advocacy groups, agency stakeholders and other interested parties.

All submissions will be made available to members of the Commission and to EEOC staff. In addition, submissions may be disclosed to the public. By providing input in response to this solicitation, submitters are consenting to its use and consideration by the EEOC and to public dissemination. Accordingly, they are asked not to include any information in submitted materials that they would not want made public, such as a home address, telephone number, etc. Also, note that when input is submitted by e-mail, the sender's e-mail address automatically appears on the message.

For general inquiries about the QCP or the broader Strategic Plan, please e-mail strategic.plan@eeoc.gov or call (202) 663-4070 (TTY: 202-663-4494). For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-4191 or newsroom@eeoc.gov. If you are an individual seeking EEOC information, please see the "Contact Us" page of our website at www.eeoc.gov/contact or call 1-800-669-4000.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.