On July 13, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a revised version of a proposed rule to broaden the scope of data collected in the EEO-1 report. The revised proposal contains some key changes such as changing the due dates to coordinate reporting of demographic and additional data beginning in March 2018. However, the revised proposal does not change the EEOC’s insistence on collecting data on pay and hours worked. And it does not fully respond to employers’ concerns regarding the burden and usefulness of collecting the data. The comment period for the revised proposal closes August 15, 2016.
The EEOC’s efforts arise from the government’s larger efforts to enforce pay equity through a series of reporting, enforcement and voluntary initiatives. This reporting initiative follows a now-abandoned effort by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to obtain pay data in an equal pay report. EEOC has joined with OFCCP to collect and share pay data to strengthen its reporting and enforcement efforts.
On January 29, 2016, the EEOC asked the Office of Management and Budget to approve a change to the EEO-1 form. The EEOC proposed that beginning in September 2017, EEO-1 filers with 100 or more employees would be required to submit EEO-1 data to include aggregated W-2 pay and hours worked data. The Agency scheduled hearings and invited various stakeholders testified regarding the proposal. Based on the comments and the testimony, EEOC has issued its 30 day notice revising the previous EEO-1 notice.
Because of the revisions to the proposal, a new 30 day notice and comment period commenced with the release of the new revised proposal in the federal register. Therefore, the comment period for the revised proposal ends on August 15, 2016.
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