We have learned the Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has decided to postpone indefinitely effectiveness of the newly created pay data reporting component of the annual EEO-1 report. In a letter addressed to Acting EEOC Chair, Victoria Lipnic, OIRA explained it has stayed the effectiveness of the new obligation to take time to review data collection requirements and burden estimates associated with the new data reporting obligations.
The letter confirmed EEOC may continue to use to collect race/ethnicity and gender information. The letter did not address timing for filing of these still required components of the EEO-1 form, but it is anticipated EEOC will publish additional explanation and guidance soon. As that information becomes available we will update, so stay tuned for more.