May 6, 2019

EEOC Announces Process For Collecting Additional Compensation Data

As Connecting the Dots reported last week, the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia ruled that covered employers – private employers with 100 or more employees that are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – must file an expanded list of employee compensation data.

This information must be sorted by: 10 job categories; 12 pay bands ranging from less than approximately $19,200 to greater than $208,000; five groups of race and ethnicity; and gender.

This additional compensation data, generally referred to as “Component-2 data” is an add-on to demographic data (excluding compensation) previously reported by employers in the 10 job categories, by gender, race and ethnicity, generally referred to as “Component-1 data.”

The deadline for submitting 2018 Component-1 data is May 31, 2019. The deadline for submitting the expanded data for 2018, and for 2017, is September 30, 2019. The collection period for 2017 and 2018 expanded data requirements will open mid-July.

The National Association of Manufacturers presentation has made a slide presentation and a webinar recordingavailable explaining businesses’ obligations for the reporting period. Click herefor information from the EEOC about complying with the order for 2018.