EEO-1 Reporting Requirement Update
In February the American Ambulance Association (AAA) alerted members that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had announced that it has postponed the opening of EEO-1 data reporting until early March and also extended the deadline for employers to submit their EEO-1 data until May 31, 2019. Each year, certain federal contractors and employers with 100 or more employees are required to report the EEO-1 Component 1 data which includes information about gender, and race/ethnicity of the employer’s workforce by job type groupings. This data is used by the EEOC to ensure compliance with the Federal non-discrimination laws.
In 2016, the Obama administration required that covered employers report wage and hour data (Component 2) along with their EEO-1 Component 1 data starting in 2017. However, the Trump administration suspended the EEO-1 pay and hour reporting (Component 2) requirements stating that they were too burdensome for employers. ON March 4, 2019, after a lengthy legal proceeding, a federal judge lifted the Trump administration stay on wage and hour reporting stating that there was no reason to delay this reporting the Component 2 data.
Last week, the EEOC announced that it will collect pay and hour data for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years and that the deadline for employers to report this data will be September 30, 2019. The EEOC will not be ready to start accepting Component 2 data until sometime in July. However, employers should begin preparing to report the Component 2 data for both 2017 and 2018 no later than the September deadline. It is important for covered employers to understand that the data they typically report each year (Component 1) is still due on May 31, 2019.
Members who have additional questions or need assistance with determining if they are required to report EEO-1 data can contact the AAA.