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Public Hearing Notice January 23 2023


Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Administrative Rules for Organization, Practice, And Procedure

Monday, January 23, 2023
01:30 PM

Room L-150 and Zoom Virtual Room
Cadillac Place, 3054 West Grand Blvd., Room L-150, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Zoom Webinar Link:
Passcode: 799885

To join by telephone: 866-434-5269 Conference code: 434995

The Department of Civil Rights will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed changes to the Organization, Practice, And Procedure rule set governing the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

The proposed rule changes clarify definitions and practices of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. The changes also facilitate flexibility and efficiency in the operation of the commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights by allowing electronic filings and notifications and remote/virtual proceedings. The proposed rules make a significant change to the bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) process by limiting the duration of any exception that is granted to five (5) years to allow for the commission to determine in the future if the reasons for the exception remain applicable.

The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are published on the State of Michigan's website at and in the December 15, 2022 issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by sending an email request to, or directly from


Proposed Changes

Regulatory Impact Statement and Cost-Benefit Analysis (RIS)

Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the following addresses until January 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Mail comments to:
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Attention to: Lamont D. Satchel, Esq.
Cadillac Place, 3054 West Grand Blvd.,
Detroit, Michigan 48202

E-mail comments to

The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The meeting location is accessible, and paid parking is available near the meeting location. If you plan to attend and need accommodations to do so, please email or call 800-482-3604 no later than Thursday, January 19, 2023. ASL Interpreters and captioning will be provided. 

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