The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a statement on its website notifying required employers that they should prepare to submit EEO-1 pay data by September 30, 2019. As a reminder, earlier this year, a federal court reinstated a requirement that EEO-1 subject employers must submit not only information on employees’ race, gender, and sex by job category (Component 1), but also data on employee pay and hours worked, reported in pay bands for EEO job categories (Component 2). The federal court’s ruling has been appealed, so there is a possibility that a higher court could still order that the pay data does not need to be submitted.
For now, however, covered employers should prepare and submit Component 1 data by May 31, 2019 and prepare to submit Component 2 data by the September 30 deadline. Instructions for filing are available on the EEOC website at: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.