House Committees Demand Documents on EEOC Official Time Proposal - January 24, 2020
Federal employee unions and Democratic lawmakers have criticized a proposed rule that would strip union employees from the right to official time when aiding a colleague to prepare a discrimination complaint.
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The chairs of two House committees on Thursday demanded a number of documents from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to a proposed rule that federal employee groups say will make it harder for workers to pursue discrimination complaints.
First reported by Government Executive, the EEOC last month proposed regulations that would end the decades-old guarantee that labor representatives at federal agencies will be granted official time to help their fellow employees prepare discrimination complaints. Instead, union officials’ ability to be compensated while they work on EEO complaints will be subject to individual agencies’ collective bargaining agreements.