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Employers: Are you ready to share your pay data with the Feds?

By Leila G. O’Carra

On February 1, 2016, the EEOC published its proposal to add compensation data to EEO-1 submissions, starting in 2017.  Specifically, the new rule would require employers that are subject to EEO-1 reporting and that have 100 or more employees to supply data on employees’ earnings and hours worked.

Employee pay data will be gleaned from W-2 earnings.  The EEOC is seeking input on a method for reporting salaried employees’ hours worked.  The agency does not anticipate requiring employers to track salaried exempt employees’ hours.

Federal agencies plan to use the EEO-1 pay data to assess complaints of discrimination, focus investigations, and identify employers with existing pay disparities that might warrant further examination.  The EEOC expects that the new reporting Continue reading

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EEO-1 Survey for 2015 Now Open

By Michelle Tolle High

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed its mailing of the 2015 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) survey notification letters.  All companies that filed the EEO-1 report for the 2014 reporting period should have received the 2015 EEO-1 notification letter by this time.

The EEO-1 survey must be completed and filed by all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors, or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more by September 30, 2015.  The EEOC’s preferred method for completing the EEO-1 report is the web-based online filing system.   This system requires you to log into your company’s database with a Login ID contained in the annual Notification Letter, password obtained from the login screen, and your company contact’s email address.  Beginning with this year’s survey, companies have the ability to obtain and reset their passwords themselves.  In addition, company locations with the same address and same NAICS code must consolidate the locations into one record.