The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced their proposed changes to the EEO-1 form. This is the form that private sector employers with 100 or more employees must file each year. This form contains the data of employees regarding race, sex and ethnicity. The aforementioned info must be provided for 10 job categories ranging from executive/senior level management to service workers.
As of September 2017 though, covered employers will also have to provide aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked for the employees within each job. Per the EEOC, the gathering of this information will assist employers in evaluating their own pay practices. This will also assist the EEOC in investigating whether employer’s pay practices violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Between February 1 and April 1, 2016, interested members of the public may file comments with the EEOC regarding the proposed changes. After the public comment period ceases, the EEOC will decide whether or not to publish the changes, amend changes, or abandon them. This move will be continually monitored throughout.