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27 September 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Deadline Is Upon Us


If you haven’t already filed your EEO-1 Component 2 report, it’s time to check that off your to-do list.  The deadline is fast approaching.  Employers are required to turn over this worker pay and hours data to the EEOC by September 30, 2019.

How did we get here?

This past Spring, a federal district court issued an order requiring some 60,000 covered employers to submit detailed pay and hours worked data to EEOC. National Women’s Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458 (D.D.C.).

The federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered the Trump administration to reinstate an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule requiring larger employers to report summary pay information with their annual EEO-1 reports.

EEO-1 filers are required to submit Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018.

What data is reported?

Under the reinstated rule, covered employers are required to submit employee data organized by race, sex and job category.  Additionally, the data must be further sorted and aggregated into one of 12 annual earnings bands and hours worked

The new pay data requirement results in 1,680 separate data fields (3,360 when including hours worked).  The EEOC has hired NORC at the University of Chicago (an outside data metrics contractor) to collect and analyze this additional burden.

NORC has published a website with helpful FAQ’s and support information at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/.  A help desk is also available at 877-324-6214 and mailto:EEOCcompdata@norc.org.