The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today made public a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to include collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100 employees.

This new data will assist the agency in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces, according to a press announcement. The revised EEO-1 will be announced today in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

EEO-1 data provides the federal government with workforce profiles from private sector employers by race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. This proposal would add aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked to the information collected, beginning with the September 2017 report.

Proposed changes are available for inspection on the Federal Register website and will be officially published in the Federal Register on Feb. 1, 2016. Members of the public have 60 days from that date, or until April 1, 2016, to submit comments.

The new pay data will provide EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the Department of Labor (DOL) with insight into pay disparities across industries and occupations and strengthen federal efforts to combat discrimination, according to the EEOC announcement.