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Senate HELP Committee wants to undo EEO-1 pay reporting rule

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The chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions wants the EEOC to rescind changes to the annual EEO-1 report that were instituted during the Obama administration.

Starting in 2018, a new rule will require private employers and federal contractors with 100 or more employees to include on their annual EEO-1 reports summary data on how much employees earn, broken out by job category and employee gender, race and ethnicity.

The rule became final last October. Historically, the EEO-1 form has only collected demographic data.

On April 12, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) asked the Office of Management and Budget to order the reversal of the final rule. He said the rule “will place significant paperwork, reporting burdens, and new costs” on employers and “result in fewer jobs created and higher prices for American consumers.”

Alexander said complying with the rule would cause a 20-fold increase in the amount of EEO-1 data employers would have to collect and report.

OMB rejection of the rule would rescind it without any EEOC action.

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