WASHINGTON – In order to gather information on the practice of using credit histories as employment screening devices, t he U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting to explore the extent of this practice, its efficacy, and its potential impact on different populations. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E. The Commission is scheduled to hear from the following invited panelists:
Panel 1: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Panel 2: Stakeholder Perspectives I
Panel 3: Stakeholder Perspectives II
Panel 4: Review of Scientific Research: Are Credit Scores a Valid Predictor of Job Performance?
In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission’s deliberations. Seating is limited and it is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room.
The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the hearing, when available, will be posted at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/meetings/index.cfm.
The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.