Lawmakers ‘extremely concerned’ about impacts of EEOC’s proposed official time policy

Two House committee leaders said they’re skeptical of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s plans to reverse a 40-year-old federal rule allowing union representatives official time to prepare discrimination complaints on behalf of their coworkers.

“We are extremely concerned about the potential effects of this proposed rule on the enforcement of employment anti-discrimination laws and policies affecting federal employees and the fairness of the federal workforce,” House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) wrote Thursday in a letter to EEOC Chairwoman Janet Dhillon.

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