On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised proposed rule regarding its changes to the EEO-1 report that requires all employers who have 100 or more employees to include new aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked. Federal Government Contractors with 51-99 employees will not be required to provide the additional pay data.
The new data will be grouped into twelve (12) salary ranges in an effort to protect individual privacy. The purpose of this revision is to provide the agency with more insight into possible pay discrimination occurrences and provide employers with the analytic information to promote equal pay practices in their workplace.
Employers’ first report under the new rule will be due on March 31 2018, which changes the deadline for the annual filing date of the EEO-1 report from its current September 30th. All employers required to file an EEO-1 report (not just those with 100 or more employees) will be subject to the new deadline. The new reporting period for the EEO-1 report will be October 1st – December 31st of the reporting year. There will be no EEO-1 report due in 2017. Companies filing on or before September 30, 2016 will continue to use the current reporting period of July 1st – September 30th.
The changes are currently available on the Federal Register website. EEOC is accepting comments about these revisions for 30 days. More information can be viewed at http://bit.ly/29EE0U7