As we approach the July 15 date on which EEOC expects to open the portal to file EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reports, EEOC has at long last provided us with guidance materials:

The most helpful materials can be found by clicking on the “More Info” Tab at the top right of the web page.  There you will find a sample reporting form, Instructions, a User’s Guide and other materials. 

At first glance a key question answered is whether employers have to use the same snapshot date for the Component 2 filings as they did for the previously filed 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Component 1 reports.  The answer is No.

Employers are permitted to choose a different workforce snapshot period for reporting Component 2 data for each of these years, if they so choose.

 As we dive further into the materials, we will let you know what we see.