In a statement issued by the EEOC yesterday, it was announced that the decision was made to postpone indefinitely the pay data reporting component of the EEO-1 report. 

The Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) notified Acting EEOC Chair, Victoria Lipnic via memo of the change.  The notice cited the desire to take time to review data collection requirements and burden estimates associated with the new data reporting obligations.  It also noted that:

“Among other things, OMB is concerned that some aspects of the revised collection of information lack practical utility, are unnecessarily burdensome, and do not adequately address privacy and confidentiality issues.”

The EEOC then issued a statement whereby it confirmed that the previously approved EEO-1 form which collects data on race, ethnicity and gender by occupation will remain in effect.  The due date for submission of EEO-1 reports will remain the same- March 2018. For additional information, you may visit the EEO-1 Survey website.