EEOC Opens Pay Data Collection Help Desk

June 21, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced it has a contractor in place to collect EEO-1 pay data beginning mid-July and that it has opened a help desk for employers to call.

The help desk for employers is available at (877) 324-6214 and via email at  Employer training material and FAQs will also be available on the EEOC’s website beginning June 30.

Employers can expect initial reporting notifications from the EEOC beginning July 1 via email and the U.S. Postal Service.

Outlook:  The EEOC has hired a third-party contractor to collect the data because it lacks the ability to run it in-house.  It is unclear whether the EEOC will do anything with the data they collect as they’ve previously told the court that it will likely be unreliable.  An appeal of the court-ordered pay data collection is pending but is unlikely to come through in time to impact the July to September data collection window.