The new pilot is part of EEOC’s ACT Digital initiative—a broader online charge management initiative first launched in 2015. The EEOC previously unveiled an online portal which allows employers in eleven cities to perform tasks related to charges that may be filed against them. For example, downloading and reviewing the charge(s) and even submitting a position statement. In 2016, the EEOC introduced functionality which allows members of the public to check the status of their claims online.
Individuals can access the Online Inquiry and Appointment System here. Pending a review of the pilot’s effectiveness, the EEOC is scheduled to roll out the new system nationwide later this fiscal year.