The federal trial court that earlier this year ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect so-called Component 2 pay and hours-worked data on a revised EEO-1 form has denied the agency’s request to declare the data collection complete, and therefore close the filing portal.

Under an order issued this week by federal district court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the EEOC must continue to take all steps necessary to complete Component 2 data collection for 2017 and 2018 by January 31, 2020. In addition, Judge Chutkan has ordered the agency to resume providing status reports to the court every three weeks beginning today, November 1.

While this latest development may be largely academic to EEO-1 filers that have already submitted their Component 2 reports, it is likely to impact the EEOC’s existing process for considering the scope of EEO-1 reporting for 2019 and future reporting requirements.

In the meantime, the government’s appeal of the district court’s original order reinstating the Component 2 data collection continues before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, with no decision on the appeal imminent.

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