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EEOC Hearing Scheduled on Use of Criminal Records

By Michael Klazema on 7/6/2011

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), of which we are a founding member, is preparing comments for submission to the EEOC on the relevance and benefits of employers’ access to criminal history records. NAPBS is also partnering with other associations and coalitions as we move toward the July meeting date.

Given the importance of this meeting to our industry and to you as our client, we want to ensure that you are aware of this upcoming meeting and have the opportunity to join in our efforts to ensure that the interests of the providers and users of criminal records are represented.

The use of criminal records in employment screening will be the focus of this meeting. You have an important stake in what is being considered during the meeting, so we encourage you to add this date to your calendar and make plans to attend the hearing on July 26 if possible. The meeting will be open to the public, but it will not be webcast or televised. A transcript will be available after the meeting. If you belong to an industry association, we encourage you to check whether the association is aware of the meeting and is taking a stand.

This will be a full Commission meeting, meaning all five Commissioners and EEOC's General Counsels will attend. This includes Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien, Commissioner Chai Feldblum, Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru, Commissioner Vicky Lipnic, and Commissioner Constance Barker. A formal agenda has not yet been released but we expect there will be multiple panels of witnesses including academics, lawyers, advocacy groups, government officials, and litigants from the El v. SEPTA case and others.

 


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