Current Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang has announced she will fulfill her statutory appointment and not leave the agency until July 2017, giving the Democrats a three-to-two majority until that time. However, she will be forced to relinquish her chair to a Republican commissioner whom incoming President Donald Trump chooses.
Yang told Bloomberg news that she hopes the revised EEO-1 reporting form, set to take effect on March 31, 2018, will survive the transition. Employers with 100 or more employees are then slated to begin submitting summary pay data categorized by sex, race and ethnicity, on the EEO-1.
“This is an issue we’re very committed to; it’s been one of our national priority areas for some time,” she told Bloomberg.
Business groups will no doubt press the Trump administration to cancel the EEO-1 reporting change.