EEOC to Begin Accepting Electronic Documents

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that 11 of its 53 field offices will begin accepting documents via digital transmission from employers charged with discrimination.

The EEOC calls the pilot program “ACT Digital” and describes it as a first step toward an online system that will hopefully streamline the paper-intensive process of responding to a Charge of Discrimination. Employers who prefer paper will be able to opt out of the program.

The pilot program began May 6 and should include the EEOC’s Denver and Phoenix offices by the end of May.