The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), responding directly to concerns and recommendations raised by NT Lakis attorneys in comments filed with the agency earlier this year on behalf of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC), has reversed its prior approval of that portion of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) revised Employer Information (EEO-1) Report requiring covered employers to report extensive summary compensation and hours worked data.

OMB’s action should come as welcome news for employers, many of which had already begun to prepare for implementation of the new data collection requirements. Instead, OMB’s action effectively restores the prior EEO-1 for the 2017 reporting cycle, and the traditional reporting of demographic data by EEO-1 job category will be due by March 31, 2018.

Among other things, in justifying its decision to suspend the expanded reporting requirements, OMB found that “the relevant circumstances related to the collection have changed and/or that the burden estimates provided by EEOC at the time of initial submission were materially in error.” OMB has also directed the EEOC to publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing OMB’s action and to in effect reconsider the EEO-1’s new components.

Members of CWC can read more here.