The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that the upcoming EEO-1 reporting form will not contain pay data collection information – confirming that the Trump Administration was ditching plans developed by the Obama Administration to expand the data collected on the EEO-1 form by adding a requirement to report aggregate W-2 income by sex, race, ethnicity, and job group.
On August 29, 2017, the EEOC issued a news release that it was halting plans for the change and instead employers covered by the EEO-1 rules should comply with the March 2018 EEO-1 reporting deadline by using the previously approved EEO-1 form (no pay data included). The preferred method for submitting EEO-1 data is through the EEO-1 Online Filing System.
What companies are required to file the EEO-1 form?
- Private employers with 100 or more employees (or fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees); and
- Federal contractors (private employers) subject to Executive Order 11246 who have 50 or more employees and (a) are prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors and have a contract, subcontract, or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more; or (2) serve as a depository of government funds in any amount; or (3) are a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes.