EEO-1 Report Compensation Data Requirement Stayed, Deadline for 2017 Report Remains March 31, 2018

September 05, 2017

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an immediate stay of the of the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form added near the end of 2016. The deadline for the remaining portion of the 2017 Report is still March 31, 2018.

Report components. Federal regulations require that all employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees, and some federal contractors with 50 or more employees, annually file the EEO-1 Report. The report requires covered private sector employers to provide workforce profiles by race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) refers to this data as "Component 1."

In September 2016, the EEOC announced that the first deadline for the 2017 EEO-1 Report was slated for March 31, 2018. However, since that controversial pay data reporting requirement was added by the Obama Administration, there has been speculation in the employer community that the Trump Administration would withdraw this new requirement. The pay data reporting requirement would have added aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked to the form, in addition to the Component 1 data. The EEOC referred to this added data collection as "Component 2."

In previous years, the annual deadline for employers to file their EEO-1 Reports was September 30, but the previously set March 31, 2018, deadline will remain in force for the 2017 EEO-1 Report.