On Aug. 29, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the pay data collection aspects of the Employer Information Report or EEO-1 form that was revised on Sept. 29, 2016, under the Obama administration.
 
According to an OMB memo informing the EEOC of its decision:

“After careful consideration and consultation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and its regulations at 5 CFR 1320.10(f) and (g), the Office of Management and Budget is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of those aspects of the EEO-1 form that were revised on Sept. 29, 2016. These revisions include new requests for data on wages and hours worked from employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees.”

The EEOC announcement also says that “the previously approved EEO-1 form which collects data on race, ethnicity and gender by occupational category will remain in effect.  Employers should plan to comply with the earlier-approved EEO-1 (Component 1) by the previously set filing date of March 2018.” 

To learn more about this issue, ABC’s general counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C., prepared the article, New EEO-1 Report Suspended Indefinitely.

ABC will continue to update member companies on this issue in Newsline.