Press Release 11-03-2020

MOU Effective Between EEOC, DOJ and DOL

Promotes Government Efficiency and Consistency in Enforcing Federal EEO Laws

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the U.S. Department of Justice today, the agency announced.  The measure, approved by the Commission on November 3, 2020, promotes interagency coordination in the enforcement of equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, maximizing efficiency, and eliminating duplication and inconsistency among the three agencies.

The MOU first entered into in 1970, reinforces coordination and cooperation between OFCCP and the Commission in processing complaints of employment discrimination and ensures a consistent approach to the agencies’ enforcement and remedial efforts.  While not previously a signatory to the MOU, the inclusion of the U.S. Department of Justice epitomizes a renewed commitment by three of the country’s premier civil rights agencies to work together and benefit from one another’s resources and expertise in areas of mutual interest.

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