OMB Suspends Pay Data Rules for EEO-1 ReportsAugust 30, 2017 – Alerts Labor & Employment Alert
Human resource managers nationwide are celebrating the suspension of the looming pay data reporting requirements.
On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form. If the rule had remained in effect, larger employers would have been required to report to the EEOC pay data for workers broken down by gender, race and ethnicity by March 31, 2018. (See our discussion of this issue in a previous alert about the status of workplace issues under the Trump administration.)
Larger employers will continue to report to the EEOC – as they have for decades – information on the gender, race and ethnic composition of their workforce by occupational category, with the next filing due by March 31. The EEO-1 report is mandatory for private employers with 100 or more employees and for federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees.