EEOC Pay Data Collection Begins Next Week, New EEOC Nominees Announced

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.

  • Mark Wilson, Vice President for Health and Employment Policy for the Association praised the nomination: “We’ve worked with Keith on DOL’s overtime and joint employer rulemakings.  He will bring a great deal of private sector experience to the commission and will play a key role in determining what the EEOC does regarding any future pay data collection.”

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.