EEOC rule to report pay and demographic data by Jan. 31 won't continue after this year

Mary Sterenberg
Additional employment data reporting requirements initiated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016 took effect this fall after several delays and a federal lawsuit.

Who: Employers with more than 100 workers

What: Requirement to provide data to the federal government on employees’ race, ethnicity and gender; job categories such as executive/senior level officials, first mid-level officials, sales workers, craft workers and service workers; and 2017-18, pay and hours worked.

In place since: 1966 for the original requirements. The new requirement for 2017-18 pay and hours worked data originated in 2016 and took effect this year.

Deadline: Jan. 31 (as of the date this story went to press)

Why: To enable the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to analyze data for trends suggesting pay and promotion disparity across race and gender.

New EEOC reporting