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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

29 CFR Part 1603

RIN 3046-AA83


Procedures for Previously Exempt State and Local Government 
Employee Complaints of Employment Discrimination Under Section 304 of 
the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991; Revision

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document contains revisions to the final regulations 
which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, April 10, 
1997 (62 FR 17543). The regulations pertain to the procedures by which 
state and local government employees previously exempt from maintaining 
claims of employment discrimination can pursue such claims.

DATES: Effective on February 7, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal 
Counsel, or Gary John Hozempa, Senior General Attorney, at (202) 663-
4669 (voice) or (202) 663-7026 (TTY). This document also is available 
in the following alternative formats: large print, braille, audiotape 
and electronic file on computer disk. Requests for the final rule in an 
alternative format should be made to the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission's (EEOC) Publication Center at 1-800-669-3362 (voice), 1-
800-800-3302 (TTY), or 703-821-2098 (FAX--this is not a toll free 
number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Prior to the passage of the Government Employees Rights Act of 1991 
(GERA), certain state and local government employees and applicants did 
not enjoy Federal protection against employment discrimination based on 
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In 
affording these individuals new equal employment opportunity 
protections, GERA introduced an administrative enforcement mechanism 
different from EEOC's pre-existing charge resolution procedures. 
Consequently, EEOC created procedures for handling complaints brought 
by individuals covered by GERA. These procedures are found in 29 CFR 
Part 1603.
    When 29 CFR Part 1603 was published initially, the legal citation 
for GERA was 2 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. and that part of GERA applicable to 
previously exempt state and local employees was 2 U.S.C. 1220. Due to a 
re-codification and transfer, the citations for GERA have been changed 
to 42 U.S.C. 2000e-16a et seq. and 42 U.S.C. 2000e-16c, respectively. 
Similarly, in accordance with an amendment to GERA, section 321 was 
renumbered as section 304.

Need for Revision

    As published, the final regulations contain obsolete legal 
citations which need to be updated.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1603

    Administrative practice and procedure, Equal employment 
opportunity, Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, State and 
local governments.

    For the Commission.

    Dated: January 24, 2007.
Naomi C. Earp,
Chair.

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Accordingly, 29 CFR part 1603 is amended to read as follows:

PART 1603--PROCEDURES FOR PREVIOUSLY EXEMPT STATE AND LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION UNDER 
SECTION 304 OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT OF 1991

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1. The authority citation for part 1603 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2000e-16c.


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2. The heading to part 1603 is revised to read as set forth above.


Sec.  1603.100  [Amended]

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3. Amend Sec.  1603.100 to read as follows:
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a. Remove ``321'' and add in its place ``304.''
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b. Remove ``2 U.S.C. 1220'' and add in its place ``42 U.S.C. 2000e-
16c.''

Sec.  1603.101  [Amended]

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4. Amend Sec.  1603.101, introductory text, by removing ``321'' and 
adding in its place ``304.''

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