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EEOC Proposed Changes to EEO-1 Report

Mar 19, 2016 by Jill C. McQueen

In February, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced proposed changes to its Employment Information Report, commonly known as an “EEO-1.”  The annual filing of an EEO-1 is required of all employers with more than 100 employees.  It is the form by which employers track and report on the composition of their workforce accordingy to gender, race/ethnicity, and job category. 

 The recently proposed changes would require that employers also include aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked to assist the EEOC to identify instances of possible pay discrimination.  Says the Chair of the EEOC, “We can’t know what we don’t know.  We can’t deliver on the promise of equal pay unless we have the best, most comprehensive information about what people earn.”  The new requirement is to become effective as of September, 2017. 

 A public hearing on the proposed change has been scheduled for March 16, 2016, and members of the public may submit comments on the proposed change through April 1, 2016.

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