An update on EEO-1 Report: Potentially No Funding for EEO Pay Component

There is no official news from the EEOC on the status of the pay component of the revised EEO-1 reports. As of now, the EEO-1 reports are due March 31st and required organizations will be required to report component 2 data in their filings for 2018. Even if there are amendments in the near future to the EEO-1 report, (i.e. if the pay component is rescinded or if there are other changes), the filing deadline may still stay the same or may be further extended depending on the change.

However, just recently on July 13, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee adopted a rider to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill which prohibits EEOC from using funding money (flat funding of $363,807,000) to implement the new EEO-1 component. This amendment to the bill was adopted on a vote of 29-20. In its report, the Appropriations Committee said that it expects the EEOC "to prioritize inventory reduction rather than allocate resources for systematic changes.” It would be interesting to see if, when, and how this may impact the new EEO-1 report and pay component.

DCI has informally learned that an official update to the EEO-1 report may be provided around Labor Day. Until that time, organizations are advised to be prepared to file the EEO-1 report with the pay component by the March 31st deadline. So stay tuned!

By Vinaya Sakpal, Associate Consultant, and Joanna Colosimo, Director of EEO Compliance

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