EEOC to Collect 2017, 2018 Data on Pay, Hours Worked

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it will require employers to submit EEO-1 survey data on employees’ pay and hours worked for both 2017 and 2018 by the Sept. 30, 2019, deadline. The EEOC’s decision comes after a federal district court issued an order in late April requiring the EEOC to collect two years’ worth of pay data. Other EEO-1 survey data is due on May 31, 2019.

EEOC’s collection of data on pay and hours worked represents a significant expansion of the data that employers are required to report. The Obama administration had sought to collect these data points before the effort was halted by the Trump administration. In April, the federal court ordered EEOC to begin collecting the expanded set of data.

Earlier this year, ABA joined other industry trade groups in urging the Senate to confirm Janet Dhillon to be a member of the EEOC. Dhillon’s confirmation would result in a quorum being present at the EEOC, strengthening the agency’s ability to modify or rescind the expanded EEO-1 data fields.