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After what seems like months of drama about EEO-1 reporting issues, on April 30, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirmed that employers will be required to submit pay data by September 30, 2019. The text of the EEOC’s notice is below and can be found on the EEOC website:  

Notice of Immediate Reinstatement of Revised EEO-1: Pay Data Collection

EEO-1 filers should begin preparing to submit Component 2 data for calendar year 2018 by September 30, 2019, in light of the court's recent decision in National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458 (D.D.C.). The EEOC expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar year 2018 in mid-July, 2019, and will notify filers of the precise date the survey will open as soon as it is available. Filers should continue to use the currently open EEO-1 portal to submit Component 1 data from 2018 by May 31, 2019. 

As a result of the court vacating the Office of Management and Budget's stay of Component 2, the EEOC will also collect Component 2 data for either calendar year 2017 or calendar year 2019, and will post an additional notice by May 3, 2019, announcing its decision. 

If you have not been following this EEO-1 drama play out, here is what you need to know: 

  1. EEO-1 Component 1 Filing Deadline. The filing deadline for reporting 2018 data on the number of employees who work for the organization by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity is May 31, 2019. The EEOC portal is open and employees can submit data.  
  2. EEO-1 Component 2 Filing Date. The EEO-1 Component 2 data will consist of pay information for employees by race, ethnicity, and sex by job category. The deadline for filing this information is now September 30, 2019. The EEOC portal for submitting pay data is expected to open in July 2019.

There is still a possibility that the EEOC could appeal the recent court order requiring pay data reporting. McDonald Hopkins will continue to keep employer updates on developments related to the EEO-1 reporting requirements.  

One thing seems certain about this EEO-1 reporting season…there will be drama.

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