EEOC Revisions Place Undue Burden on Employers

New required data on EEO-1 form will not end pay discrimination

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is disappointed in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final rule that provides revisions to the EEO-1 Report.

ERIC, the only national association that advocates for large employers on retirement and compensation policies at the federal, state and local levels, fully supports equal pay for equal work and efforts to ensure that employees are treated fairly, but does not believe that the data gathered from the final revisions will further the EEOC’s goal of ensuring that there is no pay discrimination.

“The EEOC’s revisions to the EEO-1 Form pose a serious threat to employer’s confidential wage data and place an undue administrative burden on employers, who would have to spend time and money compiling information to meet the unreasonable requirements of the new form,” said Will Hansen, Senior Vice President, ERIC. “Furthermore, ERIC does not believe the data gathered will ensure that there is no pay discrimination.”

ERIC previously submitted comments in April 2016 that provides numerous reasons as to why the revised form will violate confidentiality in pay data and drastically increase compliance on employers without accomplishing the intended goals the EEOC claims will result from the revisions. ERIC was also one of two dozen organizations to sign a letter in August asking that the proposed revisions be returned to the Commission for further analysis, ERIC believed they violated the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).

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All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

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