July 12, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced the online EEO-1 pay data filing system will be available July 15, 2019, as President Trump nominated Keith Sonderling, the current Deputy Wage and Hour Administrator, and Charlotte Burrows, a current EEOC member serving past her expired term, to fill the two vacancies at the Commission.
EEOC’s website now has information and FAQs for employers on how to submit their 2017 and 2018 pay data. System login information will be sent to employers by letter and email on July 15, 2019.
However, there is a delay in the secure file upload feature and validation process, which is not expected to be available until mid-August.
Separately, U.S. Department of Labor official Keith Sonderling has been nominated to fill a vacant seat on the commission for a term that will run until July 1, 2024, with his confirmation likely by the end of 2019.
Outlook: It is unclear whether the EEOC will do anything with the data they collect as it has previously told the court that it will likely be unreliable.