Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new enforcement goals. If adopted, they will affect employers’ online application processes and numerous other areas of recruiting.
The EEOC, of course, has many guidelines, but it cannot focus all attention on all guidelines at all times, so the agency explains that “periodically adopts a multi-year plan, called the Strategic Enforcement Plan, or SEP, to establish substantive agency enforcement priorities to guide all aspects of its work to advance equal employment opportunity for all and prevent and remedy unlawful discrimination in employment.”
Its current Draft Strategic Enforcement Plan was announced in January, with a public commentary period that ends Feb. 9. At that point, the EEOC will decide how to move forward. If its new policies are implemented, they will go into effect for the fiscal year 2023 through 2027.
And so while the agency will continue to address many issues beyond what’s in the new SEP, it points out that “the matters set forth in the SEP will have priority in the EEOC’s work.”
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