The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an internal task force that will focus on expanding and improving outreach and technical assistance to small businesses. The task force will seek to find avenues in which the agency may better collaborate with the small business community.

The internal task force includes EEOC District Directors from the Birmingham, Charlotte and San Francisco offices; program analysts responsible for outreach from the San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia offices; and representatives from the Offices of Field Programs, General Counsel, Legal Counsel, and Communications and Legislative Affairs.

The task force will try to make it easier for owners of small businesses to quickly access the information they need to understand their legal obligations so they are able to comply with those obligations.

The Task Force will work during 2012 to develop recommendations to the Commission, which will be presented in a public Commission meeting.