EEOC Will Discontinue Collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data But 2017/2018 Submission Deadline Remains

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will not be seeking renewal for collection of EEO-1 Component 2 pay data on an annual basis. Employers with 100 or more employees are currently required to submit employee pay data on the new EEO-1 on an annual basis. Moving forward, the EEOC stated it would seek authorization for continued collection of only the EEO-1 Component 1 data.

The EEOC released a notice which stated, “At this time, the unproven utility to its enforcement program of the pay data as defined in the 2016 Component 2 is far outweighed by the burden imposed on employers that must comply with the reporting obligation.” However, as a reminder the submission of 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 data is still required and the deadline is September 30, 2019.

In addition to the web-based portal for the collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 which opened on July 15, 2019, a data file upload function and validation process is also open as an alternative data collection method for employers who prefer to utilize data file upload capability.