Equal Employment Opportunity Commission February 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) and Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01544
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year PRA approval of a revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1) data collection. This revised data collection has two components. Component 1 collects the same data that is gathered by the currently approved EEO-1: Specifically, data about employees' ethnicity, race, and sex, by job category. Component 2 collects data on employees' W-2 earnings and hours worked, which EEO-1 filers already maintain in the ordinary course of business. For the 2016 reporting cycle, all EEO-1 filers would submit the data under Component 1. Starting in 2017, filers with 100 or more employees (both private industry and Federal contractor) would submit data in response to both Components 1 and 2. Contractors with 50 to 99 employees would only submit data for Component 1. In this notice, the EEOC solicits public comment on the utility and burden of collecting pay and hours- worked data through the EEO-1 data collection process.