September is the time I start thinking about my EEO-1 Report, but I remember that they have added things that must be tracked. What are the changes and is the due date still September 30?
Change seems to be the key word. The due date for the Employer Information Report EEO-1 has been moved from September 30 to March 31, 2018. In addition, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) suspended the collection of compensation data, which means employers will NOT have to submit compensation data with the March 31, 2018 EEO-1 form.
If you are an employer with more than 100 employees and specific federal contractors, you are still required to submit employment data to be categorized by:
- Gender, and
- Job category.
“The EEOC remains committed to strong enforcement of our federal equal pay laws, a position I have long advocated. Today’s decision will not alter EEOC’s enforcement efforts.
I had consistently urged OMB to make a decision on this matter so that stakeholders would be aware of their reporting obligations.
Going forward, we at the EEOC will review the order and our options. I do hope that this decision will prompt a discussion of other more effective solutions to encourage employers to review their compensation practices to ensure equal pay and close the wage gap. I stand ready to work with Congress, federal agencies, and all stakeholders to achieve that goal.”
The employment data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report should be selected from a payroll period in October, November or December, the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017. So, you are off the hook for September but need to keep March 31, 2018 on your calendar. Be prepared!
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