The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has opted to not renew its request to collect employer pay data (EEO-1 Component 2) for 2019, 2020 and 2021, according to a notice published on Thursday.
EEO-1 Component 2 data consists of pay information broken down by job category, race, sex and ethnicity. The agency determined that the burden imposed on employers to gather the data outweighs the usefulness of the data itself.
The notice, however, has no effect on the EEOC’s collection of Component 2 data for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that employers with 100 or more employees and specified federal contractors are required to submit to the agency by Sept. 30 as a part of their EEO-1 filing.
As it stands, the EEOC has no authority to collect any EEO-1 data beyond Sept. 30, 2019, so the agency has filed notice asking for renewed approval to collect Component 1 data, which entails race, gender and ethnicity workforce data for 2019, 2020 and 2021. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would need to approve this request.
Employers can report their pay data through the EEO-1 Component 2 online filing system.
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