The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering public comments on a proposed a rule that would expand the data collected from certain employers on the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), effective Sept. 30, 2017. Currently, certain federal contractors with 50 to 00 employees and private employers with more than 100 employees must report annually the number of individuals they employ by job category and race, ethnicity, and sex on the EEO-1. Under the proposed rule, federal contractors and private employers with 100 or more employees would have to report pay data and hours worked on the EEO-1 in addition to the existing reporting requirements. Employers would report this information using 12 “pay bands” determined by the EEOC.

Consistent with current practice, the EEOC will not require federal contractors with fewer than 49 employees and private employers with fewer than 99 employees to file an EEO-1. For more information, visit