The National Women’s Law Center and Democracy Forward, the pay equity advocacy group that sued the OMB and the EEOC for placing a stay on Component 2 of the EEO-1 filing, requested a hearing to provide an opportunity for the government “to explain its failure” to immediately reinstate the collection of pay data according to the court’s order. The said hearing took place today, March 19, 2019.
EEOC’s portal became available on March 18, 2019 for the 2018 EEO-1 filing. However, the EEOC currently only requires employers to file Component 1 (i.e., workforce information) of the required reporting data. The agency did not provide any explanation why it chose to ignore the court’s order and in effect, delaying the implementation of Component 2 (i.e., compensation data) from the 2018 filing. NWLC’s request for a hearing intends to shed some light on the government’s reasons for the delay and hopes to get some clarity on the government’s plan to implement the court’s order.
At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court ordered the agencies to provide guidance to employers by April 3, 2019 on the issue of when the pay data should be submitted through the EEO-1 filing.
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