The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is requesting public commentary for a review it is launching into all its regulations to determine which "should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed, to make the EEOC's regulatory program more effective and/or less burdensome."

The review follows an executive order issued by President Obama for all government agencies to carry out a regulatory review.

The EEOC is charged with enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. These laws are the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (specifically, Title VII), the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act (Titles I and V), the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 (Sections 501 and 505), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (Title II).

In calling out for public commentary, the EEOC explained:

The EEOC wants your help in designing our plan for this review. For example, you may have suggestions about factors we should consider in doing the review, or about the process we should use to select rules for review. Or, you may believe that the review should be focused on particular types of regulations."

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