In February, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which directs federal agencies to establish regulatory reform task forces to make recommendations about repealing, replacing, or modifying existing regulations that do the following:
- eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
- are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
- impose costs that exceed benefits;
- create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
- are inconsistent with the requirements of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard for reproducibility; or
- derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been substantially rescinded or substantially modified.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has established its Regulatory Reform Task Force, which is now accepting recommendations about which EEO regs should be targeted. Recommendations can be sent to RegulatoryReformTaskForce@eeoc.gov. Here is a link to the EEOC web page about the Task Force.