Federal agencies are preparing responses to President Obama’s Executive Order requiring them to submit a preliminary plan for periodic review of existing significant regulations by May 18. The order, called “Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,” was signed in January.
Agencies must determine whether rules should be modified, repealed or expanded in order to make the regulatory program less burdensome and more effective.
Each agency has devised its own process and timetable for response, and some give little time to seek public input. One of the shortest timeframes was set by the Department of Labor. In response to requests by SHRM and other stakeholders, DOL recently extended its deadline for public comments.
The Society will also submit comments to other agencies whose regulatory schemes have the greatest impact on HR, such as the Department of Homeland Security and its immigration and I-9 rules.
SHRM’s recently-submitted comments to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are available HERE and on the SHRM/Advocacy website. As SHRM submits comments to other agencies, members will be provided access to the comments via the Advocacy website.