On February 23rd we reported that the EEOC had just voted 4 to 1 to approve its four-year enforcement plan to attack "systemic employment discrimination," by filing more suits relating to alleged patterns, policies or practices of employers. We cautioned employers that the EEOC was attempting to get more "bang for the buck" by filing larger, more newsworthy and higher visibility cases, targeting certain industries.

The EEOC has just released a draft of its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for public comment.

Employers – here is your chance to be heard about the EEOC’s four-year plan. Don’t be shy – submit your comments, either yourself or by your counsel.   

“Comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on September 18, 2012 at strategic.plan@eeoc.gov or received by mail at Executive Officer, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20507. The Commission plans to vote on the draft plan at the end of this fiscal year.”  

The EEOC notes: “For general inquiries about the plan, please email strategic.plan@eeoc.gov or call (202) 663-4070/(TTY: 202-663-4494). For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-4191 or newsroom@eeoc.gov. If you are seeking EEOC information, please call (202) 663-4900 or e-mail info@eeoc.gov. Further information about the EEOC is available on itsweb site at www.eeoc.gov.”