MOU promotes interagency coordination
On November 2, 2020 the EEOC voted 3-2 to approve entering into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the OFCCP and Department of Justice (DOJ). The MOU “promotes interagency coordination in the enforcement of equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, maximizing efficiency and eliminating duplication and inconsistency among the three agencies.”
The original MOU entered into between OFCCP and EEOC was in 1970. In 2011 the MOU between the two agencies was updated and maintained OFCCP's role as EEOC’s agent in processing particular complaints of discrimination. The addition of the DOJ to the MOU “epitomizes a renewed commitment by three of the country’s premier civil rights agencies to work together and benefit from one another’s resources and expertise in areas of mutual interest.”
Once the MOU is signed by each of the agencies, it will become effective. At a later date a recording and transcript of the Commission meeting will be posted on the EEOC website.