New Developments in EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Many of you are familiar with the EEO-1, the annual compliance survey that seeks company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category.  All private employers with 100 or more employees are required to file the EEO-1 each year. 

Back in September 2016, the EEOC announced that starting in March 2018, employers would be required to report summary pay data in addition to the previously required employment data.  But on August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it would stay this new rule while it reviewed whether the previously proposed changes to EEO-1 reporting were effective in reducing pay discrimination or unduly burdensome to employers.

What does this mean for employers?  Employers will still be required to file their next EEO-1 reports by March 31, 2018.  But these reports will use the existing EEO-1 form, and no collection of pay data is required.  Employers are required to report using the new workforce snapshot period for 2017 (any payroll period of the employer's choice between October 1 and December 31, 2017.) 

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