EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Resources Update

By:  Miriam L. Rosen, McDonald Hopkins PLC


With the 4th of July behind us, employers can now look forward to…filing the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data report.  Okay, maybe that wasn’t what you had in mind for summer fun, but getting the pay data ready for filing should definitely be on your “to do” list.

As you will recall, earlier this year a federal court judge ordered the EEOC to reinstate the Obama EEOC’s EEO-1 pay data reporting requirement and then later rescinded under the Trump Administration.  The court further required the EEOC to collect two years worth of pay data from employers.  To comply with the court’s order, the EEOC announced that it would collect pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.

To get employers in the EEO-1 reporting frame of mind, the EEOC recently updated its website with Frequently Asked Questions on Collection of 2017 and 2018 Component 2 Compensation Data. Talk about summer fun!

The FAQs covers a wide array of topics, including how, when, and which employees to count, how to determine reportable compensation data, and where to report the Component 2 pay data in the EEO-1 On-line Filing System.

The FAQs can be found at:  This guidance will be a useful resource for employers sorting through two years of pay data.

Another resource available to employers is the EEO-1 Component 2 Help Desk, which is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm CST.  The Help Desk contact information is:

  • Email:
  • Toll Free: (877) 324-6214

With all these resources, you may be wondering when you can actually file the EEO-1 Component 2 report.  The EEOC has recently noted that it is on schedule to open the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting tool on July 15, 2019. System login information will be sent to employers via mail and email on July 15, 2019.

So definitely some summer fun to look forward to!

This article was written by Miriam L. Rosen, who is Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of Detroit SHRM and Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group in the Bloomfield Hills office of McDonald Hopkins PLC, a full service law firm. She can be reached at or at (248) 220-1342.

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