Enzi Encourages Agency to Use Fair and Open Process When Revising Background Checks
Thursday, January 05, 2012Joe Brenckle 202-224-2465
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recently wrote to the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jacqueline Berrien to encourage the agency to use a fair and open process if they revise their guidance on the use of credit and criminal background checks in the employment setting.
“Knowing how important it is that the Commission strikes the right balance between preventing discrimination and preserving the rights of employers to protect the safety of people and property in their workplaces, it is imperative that all changes be made with a full understanding of their implications,” Senator Enzi wrote. “That can only come from a transparent process that provides an opportunity for outside input. I urge you not to move forward unless you do so in a fair and open manner, allowing the full involvement of the stakeholders who will be most affected by your guidance.”
You can read the full letter here.
# # #
- Alexander Statement on GAO Report Detailing Administration’s Obamacare Website Failures [Ranking Member]
- Following Harkin Report Uncovering Labor Law Violations by Federal Contractors, White House Announces Executive Order to Strengthen Protections and Improve Workplace Conditions [Chairman]
- Two Years After Harkin Report Revealed Questionable Business Practices in For-Profit College Industry, New Analysis Shows For-Profit Colleges Are Top Recipients of Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Dollars [Chairman]
- Alexander on NLRB General Counsel Ruling McDonald’s Shares Responsibility for Franchisees’ Employees [Ranking Member]
- On 24th ADA Anniversary, Harkin Reflects on Progress, Work Ahead to Ensure All Americans with Disabilities Have the Opportunity to Succeed [Chairman]
- Alexander: States are Leading in Higher Education Innovation, Washington Getting in the Way [Ranking Member]