HR Management & Compliance

EEOC Proposes Using EEO-1 Report to Collect Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor recently published a proposal to revise the EEO-1 reporting form in order to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. A copy of the proposed form is available on the EEOC’s website.

The proposed revision would require the employers with 100 or more employees to submit an annual report on pay data as part of EEO-1 reporting, beginning in September 2017. The proposed revisions to the EEO-1 report and request for comments were published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2016, with all comments due 60 days after publication, on April 1, 2016.

The EEOC’s proposal would revise the EEO-1 report in the following ways:

  • The EEO-1 report would be used to collect W-2 compensation and hours-worked data by pay band for employers that have 100 or more employees beginning with the 2017 report.
  • The pay data would be grouped in 12 pay bands, at the same pay intervals the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses in its Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
  • The new data will assist the EEOC in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces.

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