According to a filing submitted this week to the federal court that ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect “Component 2” pay and hours-worked data for Calendar Years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019, the agency reports that 75.9% of eligible filers have now completed submission of their EEO-1 “Component 2” data reports.

Because the percentage of filers exceeds the 72.7% of submissions that the EEOC told the court earlier that it needs to collect to fully comply with the court’s order, the agency is asking the court to deem the Component 2 collection complete. Regardless of whether the court approves the EEOC’s request, however, the agency indicates that it intends to keep the portal open at least through November 11, 2019.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the advocacy groups that brought the lawsuit resulting in the court’s order to the EEOC to collect the Component 2 data disagree with the EEOC’s claim that it has now received enough completed reports to declare full compliance with the court’s order, arguing instead that the collection should continue until 98.25% of filers submit their reports.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.