Today’s post is regarding EEO-1 data collection, specifically, component 1 which they would like to continue to collect from covered employers for another 3 year period. The request was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval on March 23, 2020. The public is invited to comment on the 30-Day Notice by April 22, 2020. If the OMB approves the request (remember the is only regarding component 1) further instruction will be sent to employers.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to make and keep records relevant to the determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce such records to the EEOC. Pursuant to its statutory authority, in 1966 the EEOC began requiring certain employers to report employee data by job category, ethnicity, race, and sex, otherwise referred to as “EEO-1” data.
Written comments on the 30-Day Notice must be submitted to OMB on or before April 22, 2020. If OMB approves the EEOC’s request for authorization to collect Component 1, the EEOC will notify employers of next steps at that time.