Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers must submit Component 2 pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.
The announcement came in response to a judge’s earlier March 2019 ruling that overturned the stay placed on Component 2 of the EEO-1 Survey, which was initially proposed under the Obama administration and then reversed by the Trump administration. Component 2 requires employers to report wage information and total hours worked for all employees by race, ethnicity, and gender within 12 pay bands.
The EEOC is currently working with a third party vendor, The University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC), to build out its online Component 2 reporting portal. Beginning July 15, employers will be able to submit Component 2 data using a Computer-assisted Web Interview (CAWI) data collection instrument. Employers who wish to perform a data file upload instead will be able to no later than August 15, 2019.
The portal, which is live but currently static, can be found at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/. The EEOC will begin to load data onto the portal, including Frequently Asked Questions and Employer Training materials, beginning June 30, 2019.
Employers can expect to receive mailed and emailed notices with portal login information beginning the week of July 1. In addition, the EEOC has established a live help desk for Component 2 data reporting, which can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at +1-877-324-6214, and will provide technical assistance.
PROXUS will continue to monitor Component 2 developments and will share relevant information as it becomes available.