The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making in which it has proposed changes to the existing conciliation process the EEOC employs when it finds reasonable cause for any charge of discrimination in violation of established federal anti-discrimination laws. The aim is to improve the conciliation process and to help the EEOC fulfill its statutory requirement to eliminate alleged unlawful employment discrimination informally through conciliation with a negotiated resolution as opposed to the EEOC’s initiation of a federal lawsuit. The proposed changes include a requirement for the EEOC to provide employers a summary of the factual and legal basis for its finding of reasonable cause, including an explanation as to how the law was applied to the facts, the basis for any relief sought, and identification of a systemic, class, or pattern or practice designation, among other changes. The public will have until November 9, 2020 to comment on EEOC’s Proposed Rule.