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EEOC Seeks Court Permission to Deem Pay Data Reporting Complete

In the next chapter of the pay data reporting saga, the EEOC has filed a Motion with the court seeking an order “determining that the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection is deemed complete.”  The EEOC is reporting that as October 8, 2019, 75.9% of eligible filers had submitted Component 2 data. EEOC previously suggested that... Continue Reading…
October 9, 2019

Update: EEO-1 Component 2 Portal to Remain Open

In its most recent required status report to the court, filed September 27, 2019, the EEOC reports: “[s]o long as the Court’s order is in effect stating that the collection will not be complete until it reaches what the Court has determined to be the target response rate, the EEOC will continue to accept Component...… Continue Reading
September 27, 2019

Update: EEO-1 Component 2 Portal to Remain Open

In its most recent required status report to the court, filed September 27, 2019, the EEOC reports: [s]o long as the Court’s order is in effect stating that the collection will not be complete until it reaches what the Court has determined to be the target response rate, the EEOC will continue to accept Component 2... Continue Reading…
September 27, 2019

OFCCP Receives Push Back on Proposed “Religious Freedom” Protections

In August, OFCCP issued a proposed new rule to clarify aspects of a religious exemption available to federal contractors.  According to OFCCP, the rule is intended to provide clarity regarding the scope and application of the existing religious exemption consistent with the evolving landscape of religious freedom- based legal developments, including Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colo. Civil... Continue Reading…
September 27, 2019

GAO Assesses OFCCP Progress, Agency’s Impending Request To Collect Contractors’ Annual AAPs

Since the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its Recommendations to Strengthen the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ Oversight of Federal Contractors’ Nondiscrimination Compliance in July 2016, OFCCP has taken steps to implement its recommendations.  And now, the GAO has issued a progress report evaluating OFCCP’s actions toward the 2016 recommendations. The GAO’s progress report... Continue Reading…
September 23, 2019

The Future of The EEO-1: What Does EEOC’s Information Collection Really Mean?

As we previously reported , EEOC has filed notice asking for renewed approval to collect EEO-1 Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity workforce data for the next three years (2019, 2020 & 2021), but is not seeking renewed authority to collect Component 2 pay data and hours worked. To be clear, this filing does not impact...… Continue Reading
September 12, 2019

The Future of The EEO-1: What Does EEOC’s Information Collection Really Mean?

As we previously reported , EEOC has filed notice asking for renewed approval to collect EEO-1 Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity workforce data for the next three years (2019, 2020 & 2021), but is not seeking renewed authority to collect Component 2 pay data and hours worked. To be clear, this filing does not impact... Continue Reading…
September 12, 2019

Breaking News: EEOC Will Not Seek Renewal of Pay Data Collection At This Time

As previously reported, EEOC is expected to publish tomorrow a Notice of Information Collection regarding EEO-1 Reporting.  An advance copy of the notice reports that “the EEOC is not seeking to renew Component 2 of the EEO-1.” Instead, the Commission has concluded it should consider information from the current Component 2 collection before deciding whether...… Continue Reading
September 11, 2019

Breaking News: EEOC Will Not Seek Renewal of Pay Data Collection At This Time

As previously reported, EEOC is expected to publish tomorrow a Notice of Information Collection regarding EEO-1 Reporting.  An advance copy of the notice reports that the EEOC is not seeking to renew Component 2 of the EEO-1. Instead, the Commission has concluded it should consider information from the current Component 2 collection before deciding whether... Continue Reading…
September 11, 2019

EEOC to Seek Public Comment on Pay Data Collection

In its required status report, filed pursuant to Court Order, EEOC announced it is preparing a Notice of Information Collection – Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to seek authorization from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of pay data going forward.  As a reminder, OMB approval for the data collection expires September 30,...… Continue Reading
September 9, 2019

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