According to a Politico report, a CFPB spokesman has said that the two invited CFPB representatives will not be participating in the hearing scheduled for this Wednesday, April 2 by the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Entitled “Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” the hearing is expected to include testimony from a CFPB employee who alleged she experienced gender discrimination and retaliation for filing an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint with the CFPB’s Human Capital Office.  The CFPB’s spokesman, Sam Gilford, is reported to have said that the CFPB’s participation in the hearing would violate employee privacy and due process rights and undermine the CFPB’s  Equal Employment Opportunity and labor relations processes.  The two invited CFPB representatives are M. Stacey Bach, Assistant Director of the CFPB’s Office of Equal Opportunity Employment, and Liza Strong, Director of Employee Relations.