Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 2062, Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act of 2021   [open pdf - 164KB]

This is the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on Education and Labor on May 26, 2021. From the Document: "H.R. 2062 would ease the standard of proof for age discrimination claims as well as for certain other employment discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Using information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that the bill would increase the caseload related to age discrimination by 5 percent to 10 percent, or roughly 1,300 additional claims per year. CBO estimates that it would cost about $3 million annually over the 2021-2026 period for the agency to hire 20 additional personnel to handle the additional workload and for the agency to provide additional training and outreach; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. For fiscal year 2021, the Congress appropriated $404 million for all of the EEOC's operations."

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