As you may have heard, we recently received some good news regarding the EEO-1 pay data collection that would have gone into effect in March 2018.
On August 29th the Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Victoria Lipnic, issued a statement indicating that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) plans to stay the effective date of the pay data collection provisions of the revised EEO-1 form in order to review the appropriateness of the revisions under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The original EEO-1 obligations have not changed, however. The EEOC only postponed the rollout of its new reporting form, called “Component 2” which would have required the reporting of wages and hours worked.
Both Component 1 (the original EEO-1 reporting form, which requires the disclosure of race, ethnicity, and gender) and Component 2 were originally scheduled for a filing date of March 2018. That March 2018 deadline has not changed for Component 1; it is still due on March 2018. Component 2 however has been stayed, maybe indefinitely.
So to be clear, for employers with 100 or more employees, the EEO-1 reporting deadline is still March 2018, but employers need only submit Component 1 (the original EEO-1 reporting form).