To provide another opportunity to receive input on the Agency’s proposed revisions to the EEO-1 report, EEOC has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for November 20, 2019. The notice comes as EEOC has been ordered to continue with collection of Component 2 of the EEO-1 Report for 2017 and 2018 beyond expiration of the original data collection deadline.

As a reminder, the EEOC has filed for renewed approval for the continued collection of EEO-1 Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity workforce data for the next three years (2019, 2020 & 2021).  While EEOC plans to continue to collect Component 1 data, it reported that it is not seeking renewed authority at this time to collect Component 2 pay data and hours worked.  In furtherance of this, EEOC is seeking to decouple the Component 1 form from the pay data reporting of Component 2.

The hearing is intended to allow the Commission “hear from panels of experts, representing a diverse range of different views” on the proposed changes to the reports and is seen as part of the agency’s evaluation of the future of pay data reporting.

The hearing, which will be held in Washington, D.C. will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.  The public also has until November 12, 2019 to file comments in response to the Agency’s pending renewal notice.