The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register tomorrow (June 2, 2011) to extend the record-keeping requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 to entitles covered by Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

Title II of GINA protects job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members,  and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information. Title II of GINA’s coverage corresponds with that of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of  1964, as amended, covering employers with 15 or more employees, employment agencies, labor unions, and joint labor-management training programs, as well as federal sector employers.  Title II became effective on Nov. 21, 2009.

Following publication of the NPRM, there will be a 60-day period for public commentary.

Send written comments by mail to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE, Suite 6NE03F, Washington, D.C. 20507.  Written comments of six or fewer pages may be faxed to the Executive Secretariat at (202) 663-4114.  (There is no toll-free FAX number.)  Receipt of facsimile transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTY).  (These are not toll-free numbers.)

In lieu of sending written comments, comments may be submitted to EEOC electronically on the Federal eRulemaking Portal. After accessing this web site, follow its instructions for submitting comments.