Q&A: Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster

Q. I heard that the Final Rule for Executive Order 13672 (sexual orientation and gender identity) is now in effect. Has the new federal EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) poster come out yet?  

A.  No it hasn’t. However, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is working on a supplement to be used with the current poster that will cover the 3 recent regulatory changes for federal contractors.

Q.  What are these 3  new changes to the federal EEO law?

 A.  The changes include:

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity:   Executive Order (E.O.) 13672 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These regulations went into effect April 9, 2015.
  • Affirmative action:   Requires affirmative action for the disabled and for veterans.   These regulations went into effect March 24, 2014.
  • Pay transparency:   E.O. 13665 prohibits discrimination against workers who discuss their pay.   Regulations have not been finalized yet.  

Q. When will the federal government update the EEO poster?

A.  The publication date for an EEO supplement or poster has not been announced at this time, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Q. How can I get more information about these changes?

A.  There are three easy ways:

  1. Read our Labor Law Posters Blog for the latest news.
  2. You can sign up for our free Labor Law Update Notifications and we’ll keep you posted.
  3. Visit our page  What is EEOC?

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Don’t forget to watch for future blog posts about the EEO poster.