As it signaled it would do last fall, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has submitted a formal request to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to extend for three years the recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the traditional Employer Information (EEO-1) Report, now known as “Component 1,” which covered employers file annually to report the race, ethnicity, sex, and job category of their workforce by location. As the agency also indicated at the time, its request to OMB for approval does not seek to extend the collection of “Component 2” summary compensation and hours-worked data.

The agency has confirmed that it is not proposing any material changes to the Component 1 report, although the exact filing specifications and when the 2019 EEO-1 filing season will commence have yet to be determined.

As required under the federal Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), OMB is accepting public comments on the EEOC’s request until April 22, 2020.

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