Continuing the fervor of activity that has filled his first days in office, President Trump has appointed Victoria Lipnic as Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Commission Lipnic has served on the Commission since being appointed in 2010 by President Obama.  Her current term is set to run through June 2020.

The press release announcing her appointment reports that prior to her role as a Commissioner, Lipnic served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards where she oversaw divisions that “revised regulations on overtime, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and issued the first-ever regulations for OFCCP to evaluate compensation discrimination.”

Recently, Commission Lipnic expressed concern with the Commission’s pay data collection changes to the EEO-1 report.  Employer interest in the future of the EEO-1 pay data reporting tool under President Trump is high, and Commissioner Lipic’s appointment as the Acting Chair may give insight into what the future holds for the report; however, nothing definitive has been reported so must continue to wait and see what official action is taken.  Stay tuned . . .