Press Release 04-22-2020

EEOC to Hold First-Ever Remote Public Meeting On April 29

Commission Will Confer by Audio Only Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a remote, audio-only Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

This will be the first remote, telephonic-only Commission meeting in the EEOC’s 55-year history.

In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the public may listen to the conference by following the instructions that will be posted on www.eeoc.gov 24 hours prior to the meeting. Closed captioning services will be available.

During the meeting, the following matters are scheduled for consideration:

  • Announcement of Notation Votes;
  • Formal opinion letter on Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC);
  • Rescission of Compliance Manual Section 604:  Theories of Discrimination; and
  • Rescission of Compliance Manual Section 604 Appendix-C on Polygraph Examinations. 

The Commission agenda is subject to revision.  A recording and transcript of the Commission meeting will be posted on www.eeoc.gov at a later date. 

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