EEOC will notify the employer within 10 days of receiving a charge. Notification normally includes a copy of the charge briefly identifying the charging party, the basis (e.g., race, religion, sex, etc.) and issue(s) (e.g., hiring, promotion, discharge, etc.) of the allegation, and the date(s) of the alleged discrimination. Ordinarily, a plain language explanation of the EEOC charge process will be included, as well as explanations of the employer's obligation to retain records pertaining to the charge and of the non-retaliation provisions of the EEOC laws. An invitation to mediate the charge may also be included in the notification package.