10 February 2020

Judge Orders Collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data Complete

In Spring of 2019, 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 and hours worked information with their annual EEO-1 reports.

EEO-1 filers were required to submit EEO-1 “Component 2” data for calendar years 2017 and 2018.   The original deadline was September 30, 2019, although the reporting portal was ordered to remain open.

Today, the federal judge ordered the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection complete.  The closing of the portal means the end of the required collection of pay data for 2017 and 2018.  Thus, employers will now be unable to submit data to EEOC after the portal closes.

What the EEOC does in the future relating to collection of such data remains to be seen.