The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) formally authorized entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other agencies to improve collaboration and enforcement of federal labor laws. The full complement of 5 EEOC Commissioners (3 republican & 2 democrat members) met publicly, albeit virtually, for the first time in quite a while to discuss and consider the MOU with the Departments of Justice and Labor. After failing to secure any of the 11 different amendments they proposed to the document, both democrat Commissioners opposed the agreement, while the 3 republicans adopted it. Generally speaking, the MOU, which took effect immediately upon execution by all of the parties on November 3, details the specific processes the agency will follow and the steps it will take when involving and collaborating with Justice and Labor to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of enforcing the nation’s labor laws. It is also hoped the MOU will help streamline the process for employers who have been accused of violating workplace discrimination laws and hence may be facing significant penalties.