The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released draft principles for the Quality Control Plan (QCP) for public feedback, the agency announced recently. The QCP will revise criteria to measure the quality of agency investigations and conciliations throughout the nation.

The plan is being drafted by an internal work group chaired by EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, Dallas District Director Janet Elizondo and Chicago District Director John Rowe. Chair Jacqueline Berrien appointed the group of experienced agency staff to develop a draft plan for commission review and approval.

This latest request for input is part of an effort to ensure that the views of the public and agency staff are incorporated into the agency's implementation of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. In February, the agency requested written input into the development of the QCP, and in March the commission held a public meeting featuring three roundtables of internal and external experts on the EEOC's investigatory process.

Comments on the draft principles for the QCP must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on May 24, 2013, at or received by mail at Executive Officer, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20507.

The agency is seeking participation from individuals, employers, advocacy groups, agency stakeholders and other interested parties.