EEOC Issues Final Equal Pay Data Rule

See August 2017 update.

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final approval of a revised Employer Information Report, known as the EEO-1, to collect summary pay data from employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors, with 100 or more employees, starting with the 2017 report. The revised EEO-1 report has two new elements:

  • Summary pay data: The total number of full and part-time employees that year in each of 12 pay bands listed for each EEO-1 job category.
  • Aggregate hours worked data: The total number of hours worked that year by all employees within each pay band

Employers will have from September 30, 2016 (the 2016 report deadline) to March 31, 2018 (the 2017 report deadline) to change their reporting format.

Federal contractors and subcontractors with 50-99 employees will not report summary pay data, but will continue to report employees by job category as well as by sex, ethnicity, and race as they do now. Employers with 99 or fewer employees and federal contractors and subcontractors with 49 or fewer employees will not be required to complete the EEO-1, as is current practice.