EEOC to hold virtual Commission meeting Sept. 22 on future enforcement priorities

Meeting is the last in a series of public listening sessions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that it will hold a Commission meeting on Sept. 22, “Shaping the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Priorities,” the final listening session in a series to obtain public input on future enforcement priorities.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Eastern, and the public can attend the meeting virtually or in person. Witnesses will include representatives from civil rights and workers’ rights organizations; employer and human resource representatives; and attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in EEO matters. 

The meeting with consist of three panels of witnesses, concluding at approximately 3 p.m., with an extended lunch break around 12:30 p.m.

The meeting will be the third and last in a series of listening sessions inviting public input into the agency’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2022-2026. After the agency completes the listening session series, it will consider the feedback from these sessions and any written input to develop a proposed SEP that will be approved by a vote of the full Commission. The SEP will set forth long term priorities for the federal civil rights agency.

The first listening session was held in Buffalo, New York on Aug. 22 and focused on racial and economic justice. The second session focusing on vulnerable workers was held virtually on Sept. 12.

To watch the third session virtually, members of the public are encouraged to register in advance using the following link:

Virtual attendees can also access a livestream of the listening session via the EEOC’s YouTube channel after the meeting begins without registering in advance.

The in-person meeting will be held at EEOC headquarters at 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Individuals who wish to attend must show a government-issued photo ID and will be subject to security screening.

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