The EEO-1 survey may include pay data next year

On February 1, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed an initial proposal to expand the survey data in the Equal Employer Information Report (EEO-1).

If approved, private employers and federal contractors with at least 100 employees will need to report pay data and employee hours.

After reviewing public comment, a revised proposal has since been submitted. You can send comments regarding the revised proposal here until August 15,2016.

The revised changes are as follows:

Submission date

The 2017 submission date will be March 31, 2018. This year’s survey deadline will remain September 30, 2016.

Workforce snapshot

Employers will include data of all employees who worked within the “workforce snapshot” (a single pay period chosen by the employer between October 1st – December 31st).

Pay data reporting

12 different pay bands will represent employees’ pay:

  1. $19,239 and less;
  2. $19,240 – $24,439;
  3. $24,440 – $30,679;
  4. $30,680 – $38,999;
  5. $39,000 – $49,919;
  6. $49,920 – $62,919;
  7. $62,920 – $80,079;
  8. $80,080 – $101,919;
  9. $101,920 – $128,959;
  10. $128,960 – $163,799;
  11. $163,800 – $207,999; and
  12. $208,000 and more.

Employer’s will have to reference Box 1 of employees’ W-2s to tally how many people fall within each pay band.

BOX 1 includes total wages, salaries, commissions, tips, bonuses, overtime, and supplemental pay.

Hour tracking

Employers will have the option to report full-time exempt employees as 40 hours and part-time exempt employees as 20 hours.

Click here to view the sample survey.

 

With these changes, the EEOC hopes it can help agencies identify possible pay discrimination and promote equal pay in the workplace.